Chattanooga police investigate two shootings

Chattanooga police investigate two shootings

March 14th, 2013 by Beth Burger in Local Regional News

Chattanooga police responded to a shooting at Brainerd and Germantown roads Thursday afternoon that left a 30-year-old man in critical condition.

Photo by Beth Burger/Times Free Press.

Chattanooga police investigated two shootings Thursday that left two men injured.

The first shooting took place at 5:12 p.m. when police responded to reports of a 30-year-old man who was shot near Rite Aid, 3569 Brainerd Road, after an altercation, said Master Patrol Officer Nathan Hartwig.

The man fled from the Walgreens parking lot across Germantown Road. He was taken to local hospital where he was listed in critical condition, Hartwig said.

A silver Chevy Malibu still had the engine running an hour later in the rear parking lot of the Walgreens. The front driver side tire was flattened and there was minor front end damage. Bullet holes marked the car and a few casings could be seen near by.

Another set of keys was strewn one parking space away from the car. Bullet holes also marked the outside of the Rite Aid across the street, shattering one window. No one was injured inside the store.

At 5:46 p.m., police answered a call for an unrelated shooting at 719 East 49th Street resulting from a disorder, Hartwig said.

A man in his 20s showed up at a local hospital with a gunshot wound. He suffered a non-life threatening injury.

Police are still investigating what led up to both shootings. Both victims were targeted.

Anyone with information about the shootings can contact Chattanooga police at 698-2525.

Contact staff writer Beth Burger at bburger@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6406. Follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/abburger.