14-year-old shot; Chattanooga police investigating

14-year-old shot; Chattanooga police investigating

December 31st, 2011 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

A 14-year-old boy showed up at Parkridge Medical Center about 9 p.m. Friday with a gunshot wound in his shoulder, Chattanooga police said Saturday evening.

The youth told police that he was walking with two girls when two people he knew stepped out from behind bushes and start shooting at him, police spokeswoman Sgt. Jerri Weary said in a news release.

The boy said he was hit in the shoulder when he turned to run.

Police had received a report at 8:48 p.m. of a shooting at 2285 Wilcox Blvd. but found at the scene, Weary said.

She said police are trying to verify the boy's story, which has been inconsistent.

The boy is in stable condition, and no one has yet been arrested, Weary said.