Three men in­jured in two early-Sun­day shoot­ings

Chattanooga Times Free Press - - OBITUARIES - BY BEN BEN­TON AND ROSANA HUGHES STAFF WRIT­ERS Con­tact staff writer Rosana Hughes at [email protected]­free Con­tact staff writer Ben Ben­ton at bben­[email protected]­free

Two men were in­jured in a shoot­ing out­side a Brain­erd Road night­club early Sun­day morn­ing. A third man later showed up at a lo­cal hospi­tal with a gun­shot wound, though it’s not clear if his in­juries are a re­sult of a sep­a­rate shoot­ing or the same one.

The first in­ci­dent hap­pened about 1:50 a.m. when shots were fired in the park­ing lot of Club Mil­len­nium at 3649 Brain­erd Road, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease is­sued on Sun­day.

A series of videos posted to Snapchat show a large crowd of loud people gath­ered in a park­ing lot. The crowd then moves to another area of the lot when a fight breaks out as the crowd grows louder. The fight seems to sub­side for a mo­ment un­til a group again be­gins throw­ing punches and some­one yells, “Gun, gun, gun!”

Sev­eral quick rounds of gun­fire fol­low.

When po­lice ar­rived on the scene, they found one 21-yearold male vic­tim in the park­ing lot suf­fer­ing from in­juries that were not life-threat­en­ing.

Then po­lice depart­ment’s vi­o­lent crimes in­ves­ti­ga­tors were no­ti­fied that another vic­tim with a life-threat­en­ing gun­shot wound showed up at a lo­cal hospi­tal who had been trans­ported by a pri­vate ve­hi­cle, po­lice said. The sec­ond male vic­tim is 22 years old.

“It was stated that a large fight oc­curred in the park­ing lot of the club when gun­shots rang out,” Elisa Myzal said in the re­lease.

Later at around 3:50 a.m. Sun­day, a 29-year-old man showed up at a lo­cal hospi­tal with a gun­shot wound that med­i­cal staff said was not life-threat­en­ing, po­lice said. In­ves­ti­ga­tors at­tempted to lo­cate a crime scene based on the vic­tim’s de­scrip­tion but were un­able to find one.

Po­lice didn’t say whether the shoot­ings were linked. The in­ves­ti­ga­tions are on­go­ing.

No in­for­ma­tion was avail­able on the vic­tims’ most re­cent con­di­tions.

Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion about ei­ther of the two shoot­ing in­ci­dents should con­tact Chat­tanooga po­lice at 423698-2525. Call­ers can re­main anony­mous.

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