Chattanooga Police responded to a bank robbery at 7820 East Brainerd Road at the First Tennessee Bank at approximately 10:10 a.m. Wednesday.
It was reported to officers and detectives that an unknown suspect walked into the bank and fired two rounds from a semi-automatic handgun into the ceiling and made demands. As the robbery unfolded, the suspect fired shots at an employee of the bank who was hit by one of the rounds. The employee was later transported to a local hospital for minor injuries.
The suspect got away with an unknown amount of cash and left in a white Kia sedan driven by a woman. The suspect left in an unknown direction of travel.
The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when available.
The FBI is also assisting in the investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Chattanooga Police Department at 423 698-2525 or Crime Stoppers at 423 698-3333.
- Photo2 by Brent McDonald, NewsChannel 9