Chattanooga sees 32 people shot so far this year, three more than at this time last year

Chattanooga police work a shooting Tuesday afternoon at River City North Apartment Homes in the 3800 block of Hixson Pike.

Year-to-date people shot

2019: 322018: 292017: 512016: 502015: 392014: 41

As police continue the search for the suspect in Monday's fatal shooting, friends and family of the victim are grieving the city's fifth gun-related homicide of the year.

So far, Chattanooga has seen 32 people shot - three more than it did by this time last year; the number of homicides is the same at five.

While this year's overall shooting numbers are slightly higher, police say they will continue to use their "three-pillar approach" to combat violent crime through community policing, technology and "focused deterrence," police spokeswoman Elisa Myzal said. Focused deterrence targets the few groups and individuals police say are driving violence while offering support to those looking for a way out.

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