Man, 26, dies after being shot multiple times in Chattanooga

Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher, left, helps work the scene of a shooting on Jeffery Lane late Tuesday. The victim, Orlando Gay, 26, was shot multiple times. He was taken to Erlanger hospital where he later died from his injuries.

A 26-year-old man is dead after being shot multiple times late this afternoon, said Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher.

Authorities responded to a call about a person shot in the 4900 block of Jeffery Lane in Emma Wheeler Homes at 5:25 p.m. and found Orlando Gay suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services responded and transported the victim to Erlanger hospital.

Standing just a few yards away from lines of police tape that were blocking off the street, Fletcher said two men had been involved in a fistfight in a street which then evolved into a shooting.

He said the shooting does not appear to be gang-related.

One person of interest has been detained in relation to the shooting.

Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this crime to call 423-698-2525.