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Two 18-year-olds were killed in separate shootings over the course of two days in Chattanooga. Two suspects have been arrested, but in connection to only one of the killings.

On Friday, 18-year-old Te'unte Rice, died at a hospital after he was shot on the 2000 block of Windsor Street at about 10:35 p.m., police said in a news release.

Just hours later, Areeyon Lane was shot at a Speedway gas station at 1330 East Third Street at around 3:46 a.m. Saturday.

Lane was taken to a local hospital just before 4 a.m. where he died from his injuries, according to the news release.

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Ladarean Lane

No arrests have been made in connection to Rice's slaying, but surveillance cameras captured the moment Lane was shot and led to the arrest of Ladarean Lane, 18, and a juvenile suspect.

At the scene, investigators found several 9 mm and 45 caliber shell casings. Surveillance footage showed "individuals shooting at Areeyon Lane before fleeing in a white Ford Taurus," according to court records.

The next day, Ladarean Lane arrived at the Chattanooga Police Service Center and asked to speak to investigators, court records show.

He waived his rights and told police he saw Areeyon Lane in a physical altercation with another person. Ladarean Lane stepped in to help the other person, and that's when he heard two gunshots and "his mind went blank."

Ladarean Lane told police all he remembers is leaving the parking lot in the white vehicle.

After reviewing the surveillance footage, police charged Ladarean Lane with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of a firearm, court records state.

Because the second suspect is a juvenile, he hasn't been identified. The minor was also taken to the hospital for treatment of a single gunshot wound that was not life-threatening, according to a police news release.

Investigators said they interviewed the juvenile, and he admitted to firing shots at Areeyon Lane.

The minor was then transported to the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Unit and charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony and felony reckless endangerment, according to the news release.

Ladarean Lane is being held in the Hamilton County Jail on a $200,000 bond. The 18-year-old has been previously charged with assault and domestic assault in Hamilton County, online court records show.

Anyone with information about Saturday's shooting is asked to call the Homicide Tip Line at 423-643-5100. Callers may remain anonymous.

Contact staff writer Rosana Hughes at rhughes@timesfreepress.com or 423- 757-6327 with tips or story ideas. Follow her on Twitter @HughesRosana.

 

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