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Police stand near a crime scene on Chestnut Street on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020 in Chattanooga, Tenn. / Staff photo by C.B. Schmelter

This story was updated at 12:23 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, with more information on the victims.

Chattanooga police are investigating a Sunday morning shooting in the city's downtown area that left three people injured.

The Chattanooga Police Department confirmed Monday that the victims were a 9-year-old girl, 4-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl. 

The three victims were shot inside a vehicle that had been stopped at the intersection of Chestnut and Eighth streets, not far from the Westin Hotel.

The victims were taken to a local hospital for treatment, according to police. Their injuries are not considered life threatening.

A 911 call came in shortly after 11 a.m. reporting several shots fired at the intersection, an area that's not typically known for gun violence. Numerous shell casings were found at the intersection and on Chestnut Street, police said.

Some bystanders began gathering as police continued their investigation, and several business owners came out to see the activity.

Police said they believe the shooting was a targeted incident and the public is not in any imminent danger.

Investigators ask anyone with information about the incident to call 423-698-2525 or submit a tip using the Chattanooga Police Department's mobile app.

Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Contact Rosana Hughes at rhughes@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6327. Follow her on Twitter @HughesRosana.

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