3 Dead, 14 More Shot in Chattanooga, Tennessee: Officials

By Jack Phillips

The Chattanooga Police Department stands near the scene following a shooting in Chattanooga, Tenn., on June 5, 2022. (Tierra Hayes/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

Officials in Tennessee said a shooting incident in Chattanooga has left three people dead and 14 injured early Sunday morning—the second mass shooting in recent days in the city.

Jeremy Eames, a spokesperson for the Chattanooga Police Department, said police responded to reports of a shooting at a nightclub at around 2:45 a.m. local time. Multiple victims were discovered when police arrived, he told CNN.

Three people were shot and killed, 14 were shot and injured, and three more were injured by vehicles trying to flee the scene of the shooting, officials said.

No suspects are in custody, and the identities of the victims have not yet been released. Eames said police believe there were several suspects involved.

Chattanooga Police Chief Celeste Murphy said the shooting was an “isolated incident” and that “multiple shooters” were involved.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting are unknown, Murphy added, while asking the public’s help for more information.

“Regardless of how small and insignificant you may think that it is … please reach out to us,” she remarked, reported ABC News.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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