published Monday, March 21st, 2011

Chattanooga: Three injured in Westside shootings

Police on scene at Cypress Street Court.
Police on scene at Cypress Street Court.

Three people are being treated at Erlanger hospital for bullet wounds after a series of shootings about 7 p.m. on Chattanooga's Westside, according to police spokeswoman Jerri Weary.

The shootings took place in the area of Cypress Street Court, she said.

One victim had been shot in the upper left shoulder and the other was shot in the upper part of his back, Weary said. A third victim showed up at a local hospital by private vehicle with a gunshot wound to the lower left leg, she said. None of the injuries appear to be life threatening, she said.

Police are still looking for the shooters but have found spent ammunition shells from an assault rifle, a .45-caliber handgun and a shotgun, she said.

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memphisexile said...

Guess I need to remain in exile here in Memphis where it is safe ; )

March 21, 2011 at 10:25 p.m.
poptn said...

Chattanooga's name should be changed to old Dodge City.

Gangs are taking over and the city leaders do nothing. We need a Wyatt Earp in City Hall!

March 21, 2011 at 10:27 p.m.
discovery said...

I'm noticing that a lot of the outrage voiced through social media and the like are primarily from the white community. I would like to hear from any black community (or black person) regarding the recent shootings. More specifically, what they are doing to gain control of the rising violence situation, and if not that, then why the acquiescence to this "gangsta" lifestyle among their youth. The elephant in the room is that the majority, if not all of these recent shooting have been by black males--I don't intend for this to cause racist overtones, but this is something that needs to be brought forward in order to provide accountability.....And if we have to, us whites will move into the black neighborhoods and start doing things that you don't like (such as Starbucks, dog parks, ugly sweater parties, and Conan O'Brien)

March 21, 2011 at 11:02 p.m.
champ1 said...

Be my guest discovery. Let me say this: the projects are no more the black community than Soddy Daisy is the white. As a black male I am growing sick and tired of being represented by these losers. We are actually as diverse a people as any other race in this country, but the media keeps sticking the microphone in the face of ignorant, loud-mouthed, self proclaimed community representatives of the Jesse Jackson ilk. Close these housing projects down! And you should start with "The Westside!" Its killing our downtown property value, thus counter-acting all of the handwork done to revitalize our riverfront in the first place. The real reason nothing ever gets better in these high-crime neighborhoods isn't because it has drug dealers, or pimps and prostitutes. It's because it has a paranoid class of community enablers that won't report criminal activity, won't cooperate with the police, and won't look in the mirror long enough to figure out were it is going wrong. I know. I am from there. But here is the worst of it: It will never change! You have to break these places up the same way the federal government broke up the "clan-mentality" of the old south. Once it became clear that they couldn't do business that way anymore, southerners got creative, inclusive, and progressive. It'll happen with us the same way, if we get serious about stopping this problem at its source.

March 21, 2011 at 11:47 p.m.
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