Several people shot dead in Tennessee, police say

Several people were fatally shot Saturday night during an exchange of gunfire in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, police said.

Chattanooga police officers were patrolling downtown at approximately 10:48 p.m. local time when they “observed multiple parties exchanging gunfire and numerous people fleeing the area.”

“Our officers have begun assisting victims and helping others to safety,” a police spokesperson said. “They were able to arrest at least one person interested in the incident within moments of the shooting starting.”

This is a developing story. Please check for updates.

Keith Harden of ABC News contributed to this report.

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