Two shootings cap violent weekend in Chattanooga

Chattanooga police respond to a call about a woman who shot and wounded a man trying to assault her Sunday morning.

Two people were shot in Chattanooga on Sunday, capping a violent weekend on the city's east side that began Friday with the slaying of a gang kingpin.

A police spokesman said Sunday he could not comment on possible connections between the incidents, but officers remained busy investigating the violence for a third straight day.

Sunday's round began when officers found Dieshunn Lindsey in East Lake Courts with a gunshot wound shortly before 11 a.m.

Investigators learned the shooting actually took place in the 2000 block of Duncan Avenue as Lindsey argued with a woman, Latesha Hinton.

Hinton shot Lindsey while defending herself and others from the man, police said.

Lindsey was trying to assault Hinton and "she reasonably feared for herself and others" when she shot him in self-defense, according to a news release.

The man subsequently was arrested on unrelated warrants and faces new charges of aggravated assault and five counts of reckless endangerment in this case, police said.

Later, a person showed up at the CHI Memorial hospital emergency room. Police said 20-year-old Kendric Evans' wound was not life-threatening. Evans did not identify a suspect or share how he arrived at the hospital, but police did learn he was shot in the 1800 block of South Lyerly Street.

The investigation remained open Sunday night, as did investigations into other weekend shootings.

Three women were shot while riding in a car in the 2100 block of East Third Street early Saturday morning. Their injuries were not life-threatening and came just hours after Jumoke Johnson and Christopher Woodard were found dead inside a crashed car on the 2100 block of East 12th Street.

Johnson was a known gang leader in East Chattanooga.

He and Woodard were the city's first homicide victims of 2017.

Contact staff writer David Cobb at or 423-757-6249.