Chattanooga: Three shot on Fifth Avenue

Chattanooga: Three shot on Fifth Avenue

October 29th, 2011 by Staff Report in News

First responders help a shooting victim roll onto her back Friday night. Three people were shot at the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 31st Street. Chattanooga police arrested six juveniles and an 18-year-old in connection with the attack.

Photo by Jake Daniels /Times Free Press.

Chattanooga police have arrested seven teenagers in connection with a triple shooting Friday night on Fifth Avenue.

The victims have been identified as Darrell Sims, 33; Veronica Suttles, 39; and Vanessa Suttles, 37.

Police said Vanessa Suttles was treated and released after being shot in the wrist. Veronica Suttles and Sims were taken into surgery for more serious injuries are are listed today in stable condition, according to a police news release.

Two boys ages 16 and 17 have been charged with three counts each of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault.

An 18-year-old, Jerry Springs, was charged with accessory after the fact and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Two 14-year-olds, a 16-year-old and 17-year-old also were charged with accessory after the fact.

The police release said the motive for the shooting is unclear but witnesses said it stemmed from an argument between people at 3105Fifth Avenue and another group walking in the area.