Six people were injured, two suffering from life-threatening injuries, after a shooting in downtown Chattanooga Saturday night.
Around 10:48 p.m., police officers heard gunshots in the area of 100 Cherry Street and then saw multiple people fleeing the area, according to police. Police began rendering aid to the gunshot victims who were then transported to the hospital.
Police said they don't believe all of the victims were an intended target, and officers were able to detain one person of interest in the incident. Chattanooga police said there is not an ongoing safety concern.
"Last night, our city felt the terrible cost of gun violence," Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly said in a statement on Twitter. "My heart is with the families whose lives have been upended by this horrific situation. This is unacceptable - our city and our community will act."
Police spokesperson Jeremy Eames said he did not have ages or a status on the victims Sunday but most of them were teenagers or in their early 20s.
"We had large groups of juveniles walking around the downtown area this date and we believe it's from within that group that the shooting took place," he said in an email.
- Compiled by Allison Shirk
Last night, our city felt the terrible cost of gun violence. My heart is with the families whose lives have been upended by this horrific situation. Later today, I will address our community at a press conference. This is unacceptable - our city and our community will act.— Tim Kelly (@MayorTimKelly) May 29, 2022