published Monday, February 24th, 2014

Man shot multiple times on Central Avenue in critical condition

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    Officer Greg Mardis with the Chattanooga Police Department uses rods to mark bullet holes while using a Leica Geosystem 3D laser scanner to record data from the crime scene after responding to a person shot call near the 2000 block of Central Avenue on Monday. Broken glass and bullet holes lined the drivers side of a white Ford Bronco which collided with a Kia after the driver of the Bronco was shot in the head. According the a CPD spokesperson the victim was in critical condition as of early Monday afternoon.
    Photo by Dan Henry /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Chattanooga Police Department investigators are searching for information about a shooting at 1932 Central Avenue this morning that left a 35-year-old Chattanooga man in critical condition.

Police said officers responded to a person shot call at 9:52 a.m.

They found Derrick Lee Thornton, the victim, sitting in his vehicle. He had several gunshot wounds to his face, arm and chest area.

He was taken to a local hospital and is listed in critical condition.

Chattanooga Police spokesman Sgt. Wayne Jefferson said Thornton was driving his vehicle south on Central Avenue when he was shot by a unknown suspect. There is no suspect information at this time.

The investigation is pending.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Chattanooga Police Department at (423) 698-2525 or Crime Stoppers at (423) 698-3333.

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