published Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Chattanooga police investigate two shootings

Chattanooga police continue to investigate two shootings that took place Tuesday night and early this morning which left one victim in critical condition, Master Patrol Officer Nathan Hartwig in an email.

A 16-year-old boy was shot in the arm and taken to local hospital in a personal vehicle at 10:06 p.m. after he was struck at 6317 Talladega Ave. The teen was standing on a porch when he was shot.

A second shooting took place at 1:03 a.m. today in the 2000 block of Windsor Street.

Staphan Word, 29, was shot when he was walking down the street. He was taken to local hospital where he remains in critical condition, Hartwig said.

Police believe the shootings are unrelated and while it appears both victims were targeted by gunman, neither appears to be gang related, he said.

So far this year, the city has had 52 shooting incidents resulting in death or injury.

Anyone with information can call Chattanooga Police Department at 423-698-2525.

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