Teen Says She Was Accidentally Shot By Friend, But Won't Identify Shooter

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Police said an 18-year-old female was shot Tuesday night, but she won't tell who shot her.

At 7:38 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a person shot at 3609 Ridgeside Road. Officers located the victim, Umeka Beasley, suffering from gunshot wounds to the arm and abdomen. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment of the non-life-threatening injuries.

Ms. Beasley reported to detectives that a friend accidentally shot her; however, she refused to give specific details about who the friend is.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the Chattanooga Police Department at 423-698-2525.


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