Three men were wounded in a shooting on Cypress Street Court late Friday evening, according to the Chattanooga Police Department. Two of the men are suffering from life-threatening injuries.
Police responded at 11:17 p.m. to reports of multiple people shot on the 1200 block of Cypress Street Court, according to a Saturday morning news release from the department.
Upon arrival, officers found two victims suffering from gunshot wounds and secured the scene. They were later notified of a third victim who arrived at a local hospital via a private vehicle. Officers confirmed that the person was suffering from a gunshot wound stemming from the Cypress Street Court incident, the release states.
Both of the victims on the scene were transported to a local hospital by Hamilton County EmS, and investigators with the Violent Crimes Bureau launched an investigation.
"Preliminary information compiled by investigators suggest that this was not a random act of violence," the release states.
The victims are aged 40, 53 and 55. No further information about their identities or their medical conditions was provided.
Police are asking that anyone with information regarding the incident call 423-698-2525 or submit a tip via the CPD Mobile App. Tipsters may remain anonymous.
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