6 injured in downtown Chattanooga shooting on Saturday

(READ MORE: Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly says Saturday night shooting started with a disagreement between the kids)

Six people were injured, including two with life-threatening injuries, after a shooting in downtown Chattanooga on Saturday night.

At around 10:48 p.m., officers heard gunshots in the 100 Cherry Street area and then saw several people fleeing the area, police said. The police began to assist the gunshot victims who were later taken to hospital.

Police said they did not believe all of the victims were an intended target, and officers were able to arrest a person of interest in the incident. Chattanooga police said there were no ongoing security concerns.

“Last night our city felt the terrible cost of gun violence,” Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly said in a statement on Twitter. “My heart goes out to the families whose lives have been turned upside down by this horrific situation. This is unacceptable – our city and our community will take action.”

Police spokesman Jeremy Eames said he had no age or status on the victims on Sunday, but most of them were teenagers or in their early 20s.

“We had large groups of minors walking around downtown on that date and we believe it was within this group that the shooting took place,” he said in an email. .

— Compiled by Allison Shirk

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