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Police are searching for a suspect accused of shooting a man in downtown Chattanooga early Sunday morning.

Barry Mattox, 20, told authorities he was standing in the 400 block of Market Street - a stretch lined with restaurants - when he was shot in the lower leg.

Mattox's injury is considered non-life threatening, according to a news release from Chattanooga police.

Officers were notified about the shooting after Mattox was taken to a hospital in a personal vehicle, the news release said.

The suspect is described as a black male with medium-length dreadlocks and dark-colored clothing.

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