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Chattanooga police said the person shot on the 2500 block of O'Rear Street just after 9 p.m. was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a life-threatening gunshot wound.

A female was shot while driving a vehicle and lost control before crashing.

Next of kin has not been notified yet, so no victim information has been released.

The victim was in a vehicle with a child. One neighbor heard eight or nine gunshots. The child got into an ambulance but did not appear to be wounded. The child was taken to the hospital as a precaution for observation only, according to the police department.

Police were using flashlights searching the ground on the yard near where they had taped off the intersection. 

"We can't find a crime scene," Gibbens said. "So we're unclear as to exactly where the gun shots came from, or whether or not this victim was the intended target."

"Unless we find a witness who tells us exactly where the people were standing, or the person was standing, who was firing a weapon, we have no idea," Gibbens said. "(Police) Crime Scene can figure it out after a while, but we can only kind of conjecture."

No suspect information is available at this time.

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