East Ridge police investigating Monday shooting of 16-year-old

East Ridge police investigating Monday shooting of 16-year-old

March 25th, 2019 by Staff Report in Breaking News

CLARIFICATION: Police originally reported that the victim was 17 years old. The boy is 16. Updated at 5:21 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019, with more information.

UPDATE: The East Ridge Police Department has filed charges against individuals suspected of being involved in the shooting of the 16-year-old.

Police originally reported that the victim was 17 years old.

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East Ridge police are investigating a shooting of a 17-year-old on Monday, according to a news release.

Officers responded to reports of a person shot shortly before 5 p.m. on the 3000 block of Shirl Jo Lane, where they found the juvenile suffering from a gunshot wound.

The boy was transported to a local hospital for treatment. No arrests have been made, the release states.

Anyone with any information about the incident is urged to contact the East Ridge Police Department at 423-622-1725. 


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