Chattanooga shooting leaves 6 teenagers injured, mayor says – USA TODAY
Authorities in Tennessee said six people were injured in a shooting in a popular downtown district on Saturday night. Four people have non-life-threatening injuries and two remain in “very, very critical” condition.
The shootings took place in the heart of the city’s tourism district, less than a week before the signature Riverbend Festival is to take the stage. Patrons ate ice cream outside the Ice Cream Show, enjoying live street music, while others strolled across Walnut Street Bridge.
Police heard gunfire and saw “multiple parties firing” in an incident that did not appear to be gang-related so far. Chattanooga mayor Tim Kelly expressed anger and frustration over the shooting and urged parents to be aware of their children’s whereabouts.
A gunman shot and killed 10 people at a store in Buffalo, New York, days after an attack that killed 21 people.
Six people in their teens or early 20s were shot in downtown Chattanooga around 11.45pm on 29 May 2022. One suspect was arrested over the shooting, which was less than a mile from Tennessee Aquarium.
A city curfew was addressed during the news conference. It states that 17-year-olds must be at home or accompanied by an adult from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday, and from midnight to 6 a.m. on weekends.
For more information on this tragic turn of events, check out the following news outlets listed below.
- Chattanooga shooting leaves 6 teenagers injured, mayor says USA TODAY
- Six people in their teens or early 20s are rushed to hospital with gunshot injuries in Tennessee Daily Mail
- 6 injured during shooting in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee ABC News
- Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly says Saturday night shooting began with disagreement among teens Chattanooga Times Free Press
- Tennessee shooting incident: Multiple victims injured in Chattanooga area, police say Fox News