UPDATE: Police identify man shot Wednesday on Oakland Avenue

UPDATE: Police identify man shot Wednesday on Oakland Avenue

August 16th, 2017 by Staff Report in Breaking News

A Chattanooga police officer raises crime scene tape for another officer to leave Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at a crime scene on Oakland Avenue at 43rd Street in Chattanooga, Tenn. A man was shot in the 4300 block of Oakland Avenue and sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.

Photo by Erin O. Smith /Times Free Press.

This is a developing story and was updated Aug. 17 at 1:35 p.m.

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UPDATE: The Chattanooga Police Department has identified the man who was shot Wednesday evening.

Officers found Terry Thomas, 20, suffering from a gunshot wound after responding to a person shot report on the 4300 block of Oakland Avenue, according to a police news release.

Thomas was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspected shooter fled the scene before police arrived.

The shooting was a result of a disorder between Thomas and the suspected shooter, according to the release. Thomas' sister, Dominique Thomas, said her brother was shot in the leg by his cousin after an argument.

Officers from the Chattanooga Police Department investigate a shooting Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, on Oakland Avenue at 43rd Street in Chattanooga, Tenn. A man was shot in the 4300 block of Oakland Avenue and sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.

Officers from the Chattanooga Police Department investigate a...

Photo by Erin O. Smith /Times Free Press.

Members of the Violent Crime Bureau are investigating the incident.

Chattanooga police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call 423-698-2525.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Police are investigating a reported shooting on the 4300 block of Oakland Avenue.

A woman on scene, Dominique Thomas, said her brother was shot in the leg by his cousin after an argument.

The cousin ran away, Thomas said. 

Police are patrolling the area of the shooting, and are believed  to be looking for the suspect. 

Thomas' injuries are not life-threatening, according to police. He was taken to a local hospital. 

We will update this story as more information is available. 


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