published Monday, March 31st, 2014

Police briefs: Chattanooga police believe three shootings unrelated

Chattanooga police believe three shootings unrelated

Chattanooga police are investigating three separate shootings that occurred from Saturday evening through early Sunday morning.

The first shooting occurred at 1909 Foust St. Police arrived at a local hospital shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday in response to a report of a person shot. On arrival, officers made contact with the victim, Tony Jackson.

Witnesses told police that Jackson, 23, had been shot at by people in a dark-colored vehicle that drove by. Jackson was hit in the left arm and torso. His wounds were not life-threatening.

The second shooting occurred at 37 Scruggs St. Police were called to the hospital around 11 p.m. on a report of a person shot. Officers spoke with the victim, Devin Caldwell, 22, who said he had been sitting in a vehicle in front of the address when three people wearing dark clothing shot at the vehicle.

Caldwell was shot in the head and was taken to the hospital in a personal vehicle. He is currently in stable condition.

The third shooting was at 2510 E. Main St. Police went to the hospital around 1 a.m. Sunday, and spoke with Juan Boyd, the victim. Boyd, 18, told officers that he was at an after-hours club when a fight broke out. Boyd said he got into a vehicle when he heard gunshots, and then realized he had been shot.

Boyd was hit in the face and was taken to the hospital in a personal vehicle. Boyd said he did not know who did the shooting.

Police said there was no information on suspects in any of the shootings but that available evidence does not suggest they are related.


Child hurt at Pocket Wilderness

A child was injured Sunday in what the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office called a "water incident" at the

Pocket Wilderness off Montlake Road.

Sheriff's office spokeswoman Janice Atkinson said the child was taken to T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital at Erlanger after a response by county emergency personnel and Tennessee park rangers.

The nature of the incident was not explained and the child's condition was not immediately available.


Motorcycle crash claims life

A motorcyclist was killed Sunday on Hixson Pike after his bike and another collided, Chattanooga police said.

The crash occurred in the 5000 block near the intersection with Northpoint Boulevard. Police said a group of riders was traveling west when one hit another and both bikes ran off the roadway.

One rider died at the scene, the police news release said. The other's injuries were not life-threatening.

No identities were released by Sunday evening.

The case is still under investigation.


Autopsy ordered for pair

The decomposed bodies of two people found Saturday in a home at 506 Acorn Court in Chattanooga were sent for examination by the medical examiner, police said.

Chattanooga police doing a welfare check found the bodies Saturday afternoon, a news release stated. There were no signs of foul play. The medical examiner will determine who the people were and what caused their deaths, according to the release.

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