Man, 26, Shot On McCallie Avenue

Saturday, November 16, 2013
James Crafton
James Crafton

A 26-year-old man was shot on McCallie Avenue late Friday night.

The victim was identified as James Crafton.

Chattanooga Police officers were dispatched at 11:23 p.m. to an area hospital on a person shot call. Upon arrival officers found the victim, who had suffered a single gunshot wound. 

Investigators spoke with Crafton, who could not provide any suspect information, but believed the incident occurred around the 1900 block of McCallie Avenue. No evidence was found at 1900 McCallie by police. 

Crafton was treated for a non-life-threatening injury.


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