Two of Chattanooga's last three homicide victims were shot multiple times, while a 17-year-old who was killed was struck once in the back, according to reports from the Hamilton County Medical Examiner's Office.
Robert Jackson, 22, was shot at least six times on April 10 and died after a bullet hit his head, according to a preliminary report from the medical examiner. Jackson died in the parking lot outside the Sky Zoo nightclub on Lee Highway.
His death sparked a simmering gang dispute and set off a tense two weeks in Chattanooga. Twelve people were shot between April 16 and April 22, according to police, including two pregnant women and 17-year-old LaDarious Bush, who was killed.
Bush was shot while inside a home on Seventh Avenue on April 18. Police have said his death appears to be retaliation for Jackson's slaying. Jackson was a member of the Gangster Disciples, while Bush was a member of the Athens Park Bloods.
Police responded to the violence by arresting at least 331 people between April 20 and April 28, including 74 gang members.
Cornelius Douglas, 27, was shot to death on April 24 on Carousel Road in East Chattanooga, but his family said his death is not connected to the wider gang dispute. Police have confirmed that Douglas was not a gang member.
He was shot at least seven times, according to the medical examiner's report.
Police have charged 22-year-old Jermichael Tillery with Douglas' killing. Tillery was found a block away from the crime scene, and he also had been shot. Douglas' family said the two men grew up on the same street.
Douglas was the 12th person to be killed in Chattanooga so far this year. At this point in 2015, there had been nine homicides in the city. That number rose to 30 by the end of 2015.
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