published Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Chattanooga police identify teenagers wounded in overnight shootings

The Chattanooga teenagers wounded during two shootings overnight Tuesday have been identified.

Bullets grazed Zaccheus Hardnett, 19, and Deraesean Bowman, 18, while they were sitting on a porch at 1703 E. 14th Street around 1:20 a.m. Wendesday morning. A third, 16-year-old victim was hit in the abdomen, but because he is a minor his identity will not be released, police said.

The 16-year-old is in stable condition. According to witnesses, a masked passenger fired from a vehicle at the men.

Police also identified the victim of an earlier shooting at 1000 North Orchard Knob Avenue as Joshua Lee Crump, 19. Crump told police he was shot by an unknown suspect who fled on foot around 11:33 p.m. Tuesday.

Stay with the Times Free Press for updates on this developing story.

Earlier news report:

about Shelly Bradbury...

Shelly Bradbury covers police and crime in Chattanooga and Hamilton County for the Times Free Press. She's been with the paper since 2012, working first as an intern and then as a business reporter. She is from Houghton, New York, and graduated from Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minor in management. Before moving to Tennessee, Shelly previously interned with The Goshen News, The Sandusky Register and The Mint ...

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