At least six people were injured on Saturday night during an exchange of gunfire in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, police said.
Chattanooga Police officers were patrolling downtown at about 10:48 p.m. local time when they “observed multiple parties exchanging gunfire and numerous people fleeing the area” near 100 Cherry St.
“Our Officers began rendering aid to the victims as well as assisting others to safety,” a police spokesperson said. “They were able to detain at least one person of interest in the incident in the moments after the shooting began.”
Police said “several” gunshot victims were transported to local hospitals. Two individuals had life-threatening injuries, police said. Most of the victims were in their teens or early 20s, police said.
“We had large groups of juveniles walking around the downtown area this date and we believe it’s from within that group that the shooting took place,” a police spokesperson said.
No status on the conditions of the victims in the hospital, but police say most of them are either teenagers or in their early 20s. There were large groups of juveniles walking around the city’s downtown area when the shooting happened.
Police said they do not believe all of the victims were an intended target.