Shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, leaves 3 dead and 14 injured

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Officials in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have confirmed that three people have been killed following a shooting early Sunday.

As reported by CNN, gunshots were fired outside of a nightclub just before 2:45AM.

Spokesperson for the Chattanooga Police Department Jeremy Eames revealed that three people had died and a further 14 injured as a result of the incident. Fourteen of the victims were hit by bullets and the other three were struck by vehicles attempting to flee the scene.

Two of the deaths were the result of gunshot wounds and one from being hit by a vehicle, police have said.

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When officers arrived on the scene, they found multiple victims and started to provide medical aid.

Per The Independent, Chattanooga Police Chief Celeste Murphy revealed that one of the victims was a juvenile.

Chief Murphy added that the shooting is believed to be an isolated incident that involved multiple shooters and multiple firearms. No motive for the attack has been established.

Officials have not identified any of the suspects or victims as of this writing. Additionally, no suspects are currently in custody.

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In response to this incident - the second major shooting to occur in Chattanooga in as many weekends -  Mayor Tim Kelly told reporters: "I'm tired of standing in front of you talking about guns and bodies."

Kelly also tweeted to his followers: "There's a lot we don't know about what happened this morning, but what we do know is that there are families whose lives have been shattered because once again, we had people deciding to resolve their issues with firearms.

"Ginny and I are grieving and praying for the families of those who lost their lives and for those who were injured as a result of this act of violence.

"Our city will not tolerate people who feel they are beyond the law. While my administration is working hard to address the root causes of gun violence, we are also committed to ensuring those who commit acts of violence are held accountable."

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The news comes as the debate around gun crime continues to grow in the US.

Over the weekend, it was reported that another mass shooting left three people dead and a further 11 injured in South Philadelphia.

Additionally, the nation is still mourning the catastrophic loss of life in the Uvalde elementary school shooting in Texas, which left 19 children between the ages of nine and 11, as well as two teachers. This came less than two weeks after 10 people were killed after a gunman opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.

Our thoughts continue to go to everybody affected by these tragedies...

Featured image credit: Michael Matthews - Police Images / Alamy

Shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, leaves 3 dead and 14 injured

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By stefan armitage

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Officials in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have confirmed that three people have been killed following a shooting early Sunday.

As reported by CNN, gunshots were fired outside of a nightclub just before 2:45AM.

Spokesperson for the Chattanooga Police Department Jeremy Eames revealed that three people had died and a further 14 injured as a result of the incident. Fourteen of the victims were hit by bullets and the other three were struck by vehicles attempting to flee the scene.

Two of the deaths were the result of gunshot wounds and one from being hit by a vehicle, police have said.

More on this story below:
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When officers arrived on the scene, they found multiple victims and started to provide medical aid.

Per The Independent, Chattanooga Police Chief Celeste Murphy revealed that one of the victims was a juvenile.

Chief Murphy added that the shooting is believed to be an isolated incident that involved multiple shooters and multiple firearms. No motive for the attack has been established.

Officials have not identified any of the suspects or victims as of this writing. Additionally, no suspects are currently in custody.

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In response to this incident - the second major shooting to occur in Chattanooga in as many weekends -  Mayor Tim Kelly told reporters: "I'm tired of standing in front of you talking about guns and bodies."

Kelly also tweeted to his followers: "There's a lot we don't know about what happened this morning, but what we do know is that there are families whose lives have been shattered because once again, we had people deciding to resolve their issues with firearms.

"Ginny and I are grieving and praying for the families of those who lost their lives and for those who were injured as a result of this act of violence.

"Our city will not tolerate people who feel they are beyond the law. While my administration is working hard to address the root causes of gun violence, we are also committed to ensuring those who commit acts of violence are held accountable."

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The news comes as the debate around gun crime continues to grow in the US.

Over the weekend, it was reported that another mass shooting left three people dead and a further 11 injured in South Philadelphia.

Additionally, the nation is still mourning the catastrophic loss of life in the Uvalde elementary school shooting in Texas, which left 19 children between the ages of nine and 11, as well as two teachers. This came less than two weeks after 10 people were killed after a gunman opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.

Our thoughts continue to go to everybody affected by these tragedies...

Featured image credit: Michael Matthews - Police Images / Alamy