A 21-year-old woman was shot and killed at 10:19 p.m. Saturday in the 2200 block of East 25th Street Court and East Lake Court public housing projects, according to Chattanooga Police Department.
A male suspect was last seen running east. He approached the woman's residence just before the shooting and was wearing a bandana, said Master Patrol Officer Nathan Hartwig.
The suspect was described as a slender black male about 5 feet 10 inches tall. He may be wearing a red and white T-shirt.
The shooting doesn't appear to be a random act, Hartwig said.
Nearby residents, who declined to be identified out of fear of retaliation, said the woman had a baby boy.
"She was always a happy person; she didn't bother anybody," said a 34-year-old woman at a nearby residence.
The woman reported hearing only one shot.
The homicide is Chattanooga's fifteenth in 2012.
Anyone with information about the shooting can contact the Chattanooga Police Department at 698-2525.