Tennessee Shooting: 3 Dead And 14 Injured, Says Police

Chattanooga: According to police, three people were killed and 14 others sustained gunshot wounds and other injuries in a shootout near a Tennessee nightclub early Sunday morning. Sixteen of the victims are adults and one is a juvenile and the condition of many is serious.Read also – Valentine’s Day 2021: This law firm is offering free divorce to unhappy couples!

Two people were killed in the gunfire and one died in a vehicle collision. Fourteen people were struck by gunfire and three vehicles while trying to flee the scene, according to Chattanooga Police Chief Celeste Murphy. Read also – At least 25 people killed after tornadoes in Tennessee, Trump visits affected areas Friday

Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly, who describes himself as an “avid hunter” and gun owner, called on Congress to implement “common sense rules” to address gun violence. Kelly is independent. See also – From Singapore to St. Jude: Traveling ‘A Big Miracle’ Builds Family Trust

“This does not mean taking firearms from responsible gun owners, but it does mandate background checks and ban high-capacity magazines, which allow shooters to hurt dozens without having to reload,” he told a press conference. News agency AP said its administration will announce new measures in the coming weeks to reduce gun violence locally.

Officers responded to a report of a gunfire at 2:42 am on McCauley Avenue near the nightclub and found several victims upon arrival. Murphy said officers immediately began to provide assistance and secure the scene.

There were many shooters and Murphy asked anyone in the community to come forward with information about the shooting. He said police believe this was an isolated incident and that authorities do not believe that public safety is threatened.

Murphy said this would be a complex investigation ahead. “We were trying to determine exactly what happened and what caused this to happen,” he said.

The shooting comes after six juveniles were injured during a gunfight in a downtown Chattanooga business district over the weekend. “It’s going to be a long summer, and we’ve got to get out there and stop it,” Kelly said.

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