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Jermichael Bowling, 35, was shot and killed in the 2600 block of E. 41st Street on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016.
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By Sunday afternoon, an onlooker would have seen no sign that 35-year-old Jermichael Bowling had died of multiple gunshot wounds only hours earlier in the neighborhood tucked in between Dodds Avenue and Rossville Boulevard.

Crime scene tape no longer blocked off the the 2600 block of East 41st Street, whose line of older homes dead-ends at a buffer of trees. No neighbors gathered on the street and no sidewalk memorial marked Bowling's passing.

The Chattanooga Police Department had little to say about the homicide, except that the victim was already dead when police arrived in response to an emergency call placed at 5:28 a.m. Sunday.

"At this time no credible suspect information has been provided to police," public information officer Rob Simmons said in a news release.

According to his Facebook pages, Bowling graduated from Tennessee Preparatory School in 1999, studied at Virginia College in Chattanooga at some point and began working as a grill master at Waffle House in October 2015.

On Sunday, condolences began to accumulate on his page and those of his friends.

According to Hamilton County court records, Bowling has a criminal history that stretches back 16 years. It includes charges of possession of cocaine for resale, simple possession of crack, simple assault and criminal trespass.

Bowling's shooting death followed less than four hours after a 21-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 5500 block of Brainerd Road.

Authorities have not released the name of the earlier victim, whose injuries were not life- threatening.

Police are looking for a gray Buick in connection with the Brainerd Road shooting.

Bowling was the 23rd person to die by homicide in Chattanooga this year and the shooting toll is nearing 90.

The Chattanooga Police Department has not announced whether Sunday's attacks are connected to a rash of recent gang-related shootings.

"Investigators with the Violent Crime Bureau are still completing the investigation and have not informed me of any relationship of today's incidents to the recent shootings," Simmons said in an email.

Chattanooga police ask anyone with information regarding these incidents to call 423-698-2525.

Contact staff writer Paul Leach at 423-757-6481 or pleach@times freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @pleach_tfp.

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