published Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Two men shot in the leg minutes apart on opposite sides of Chattanooga

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Two men were shot in the leg in two separate shootings minutes apart last night, according to a news release from the Chattanooga Police Department.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. police found 21-year-old Ashton Ammonds at 2200 Bennett Avenue. It was reported to detectives that Ammonds was sitting on the front steps to a residence when he was shot and a suspect fled the scene.

Seven minutes later, Chattanooga police responded to another shooting at 2218 E 27th Street Court where they found 19-year-old Shannon Cooley suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. Cooley reportedly told detectives that he was standing outside with a group of people at East Lake Courts when the suspect shot him and fled the scene.

It is unknown at this time if these shootings are related.

Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to call the Chattanooga Police Department at 423-698-2525.

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