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Updated at 1:13 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, with information about the victim's condition.

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Video surveillance footage helped Chattanooga police identify the suspect in Monday's Reece Alley shooting, according to Hamilton County court records.

Police were called to the 2600 block of Reece Alley just before 3:30 p.m. and found a 33-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment where he remains hospitalized in serious condition.

Police have not identified the victim.

Investigators arrived shortly after the shooting and found several spent 9mm shell casings, court records show. They were then able to get security footage from someone in the neighborhood.

The footage showed a suspect "attempting to shoot the victim numerous times," court records state.

A witness then identified the suspect as 18-year-old Dewayne Oneal Lawery, who is related to the victim, court records show.

Lawery was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

He was booked into the Hamilton County Jail where he remains on a $140,000 bond, court records state.

He is scheduled to appear in court on July 23, according to online court records.

Lawery has been arrested at least one other time as an adult in Hamilton County, online court records show. He was arrested on April 9 and charged with theft of property over $1,000.

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