4 Teens Shot When Rival Gangs Exchange Gunfire At Birthday Party

Monday, January 07, 2013

Police said four teens were shot early Sunday morning when rival gangs exchanged gunfire at a birthday party.

At approximately 1:16 a.m., Chattanooga Police Department responded to 3208 Bonair Circle on shots fired. While police were on the scene four different shooting victims showed up at three area hospitals. All four individuals had suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

Three of the victims are juveniles.

Police said the residents of 3208 Bonair Circle were having a birthday party for a 14-year-old.

Police said, "Between 150 to 200 people showed up for the party and some were reported to be gang members. An argument between suspected rival gang members started inside and moved to the outside of the house. Shortly thereafter, the two groups of individuals began to shoot guns at each other. The four victims advise that this is when they were shot."

Chattanooga Police Department detectives interviewed numerous individuals at the party, but everyone interviewed "stated that they did not see anything relevant to the investigation."

The victims were:

1) Black male, 16 years old

2) Black male, 17 years old

3) Black female, 17 years old

4) LeRance White, black male, 19 years old

 


Assistant City Attorney Unhappy With City's New Font

City Councilman Chairman Chip Henderson said he has a request from an assistant city attorney to drop using the city's distinctive new font, Chatype, for the weekly agendas. He said Phil Noblett wants to go back to Times New Roman. Attorney Noblett was not available to state his beef with Chatype. Councilman Chris Anderson said, "I have great objections to that. This is ... (click for more)

Police Blotter: $8,000 Piece Of Roofing Equipment Stolen While Vehicle At Williams Street Motel

Jose Gonzalez said someone stole an $8,000 piece of roofing equipment from his 2004 Ford while it was parked at the Motel 6 on Williams Street. He said the thief forced open his side door and took the Varimat V2 robot. A video showed a vehicle pull beside the Ford at 6:30 a.m. and leave 10 minutes later. Some movement could be seen outside the vehicle. * * * Carmela ... (click for more)

Congrats To Super Citizen Helen Burns Sharp - And Response

Congratulations to super-citizen Helen Burns Sharp on both her initial IDB lawsuit and on Chancellor Fleenor's ruling.  Also, I wish her well on her current action. It's a shame that a private citizen such as Ms. Sharp has to invest so much time and money to keep a government agency honest.  Three cheers and thumbs up.  I thank her.  R.J. Johnson  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Apollos Hester’s Way

East View High was trailing at halftime by a pair of touchdowns in last Friday night’s game against unbeaten Vandegrift. But the players at the Georgetown, Texas, school each have a sticker on the back of their helmets that says “TPW” which is a constant reminder that “Tough People Win.” Then there is “attitude” and that is where running back Apollos Hester steps in. In what ... (click for more)

Notre Dame Rally Tops CCS In Volleyball

The Chattanooga Christian volleyball team went to Notre Dame on Aug. 26 and claimed a big District 7-AA win over the Lady Irish. Notre Dame returned the favor on Tuesday night at CCS. Playing before a near-capacity crowd that was loud and supportive, the Lady Irish improved to 16-11 overall and 4-2 in 7-AA with the 3-2 victory in a match that could have gone either way. ... (click for more)

Baylor Rallies In Second Set, Cruises Past East Hamilton

East Hamilton needed to get even with Baylor in Tuesday’s non-league volleyball match on the Lady Hurricanes’ home court. After losing the first set, the Lady Hurricanes led 15-10 and felt good about having an opportunity to extend the match to at least four games. Then the Lady Red Raiders turned up the heat. Baylor (31-6), coming off a loss to Charlotte Country ... (click for more)