published Saturday, March 19th, 2011, updated March 19th, 2011 at 10:51 p.m.

Police respond to 'shots fired' call on Frazier Avenue

Chattanooga police were called when about 300 teens began fighting tonight at Coolidge Park and shots reportedly were fired.

Chattanooga police and Crime Suppression Unit members converged on the North Chattanooga park just before 10 p.m.

By about 10:20, Chattanooga Police Sgt. Rick Mincy said two people were in custody and the hunt was on for one male believed to be carrying a .38-caliber handgun. Mincy didn't think anyone was injured.

Bunches of teens stood on street corners around the park and on Frazier Avenue. Mincy said unsupervised teens hang out at the park often.

He said the fight tonight was like one that happened March 28, 2010, when five young people were shot in the legs. Three people were arrested.

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bluedagger said...

We have no gang problem. Why was the gang unit there? All of these poor oppressed kids were just gathered trying to enjoy the nice weather. After all, it was only a flash mob.

March 19, 2011 at 11:40 p.m.
NorhtShore911 said...

First of All if you don't think you have a gang problem then let me suggest this city has a problem with African American Adults. Second None of those kids live on this side of the river if want to do that crap they should do it in their own neighborhood. Third Why are you dropping your kids off at Coolidge Park without supervision. Stupidity. Seems like Parents are the Bigger Problem here. If it happens again dont get upset when your kids are either dead or in jail, It's the parents fault along with the kids. Arrest them both.

March 20, 2011 at 9:24 a.m.
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