Police Work 3 Different "Targeted" Shootings On Thursday; Milton Patrick, Willie Lansden, Anthony Sherard Now Stable

Thursday, March 14, 2013

There were three separate shootings on Thursday in which it is believed the victims were "targeted."

The first incident occurred at approximately 5:12 p.m. at 3605 Brainerd Road at the Walgreens parking lot. There was an altercation in the lot when the victim ran away and headed towards the Rite Aid across the street. As the victim was fleeing, numerous shots were fired and the 30-year-old victim was struck. The suspects fled and the victim was transported to a local hospital, where he initially was listed in critical condition.

The victim was identified as Milton Patrick. He is now listed in stable condition.

The second incident occurred at 719 E 49th St. at approximately 5:46 p.m. where a 28-year-old man was shot in the arm. There was a disorder at the residence when the victim was shot and was later transported to a local hospital via a personally-owned vehicle. His injury is non-life-threatening. The suspect fled prior to police arrival.

The victim has been identified as Willie Lansden. He is also listed in stable condition.

Then at 10:51 p.m. Chattanooga Police responded to a shooting at 4107 Tennessee Ave. where they found 22-year-old Anthony Sherard suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he was initially listed in critical condition, but is now stable.

It was reported to investigators that Sherard was in the front yard when the suspect(s) shot him and fled in a car.

Detectives believe that all three victims "were targeted by the suspects and that these were not random shootings." 


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: AARON, MICHELLE RENEE  1906 APPLING STREET CHATTANOOGA, 37406  Age at Arrest: 47 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga DOMESTIC ASSAULT --- ADAMS, WILLIAM JACKSON  621 MEMORIAL DR APT 903 CHATTANOOGA, 37415  Age at Arrest: 19 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga POSSESSION ... (click for more)

1 Person Killed In Wreck On I-75 In Whitfield County

One person died in a crash on I-75 in Whitfield County on Saturday. The wreck happened near exit 348 in the southbound lane. Traffic was backed up for miles after the accident. (click for more)

Improvements Needed At Entrance To Wilcox Tunnel

I am writing this letter to bring to your attention to a city traffic issue that needs to be addressed immediately, the sooner the better. I can see no large cost factor.   Recently, while as a concerned citizen, removing trash and litter from the entry/exit area of the Wilcox Tunnel on the side that runs into Chamberlain Avenue, I fully realized that this area could ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Looking For A Wife

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, is a really cool place. I tried to buy a huge mounted buffalo head in an antique store there one time until I found out the shipping charges were four times what the head was worth. But suddenly my rapt attention is riveted on Coeur d'Alene again because a dazzling social experiment is taking place this very moment at a plush resort in north Idaho. Several ... (click for more)

Gonsalves Earns First Double-A Win in 5-3 Victory Against Jackson

Left-handed pitcher Stephen Gonsalves only allowed two runs on six hits while striking out six batters in five innings to earn his first ever Double-A win. The Lookouts 5-3 win was there second of the second half and improves their overall record to 38-35. For the last six weeks or more, many have been wondering when Gonsalves would be promoted to Double-A. Tonight, he made ... (click for more)

Prep Football Jamboree is Aug 12-13 at Finley Stadium

Highlighted by a match-up of state semifinalists in Baylor and Notre Dame, the 57th annual Prep Football Jamboree is set for Aug. 12-13 at Finley Stadium with five games each night. Baylor (10-3) reached the D-II AA semis before losing to eventual state champ Brentwood Academy, while Notre Dame (10-4) reached the D-I 3A semis before losing to eventual state champion Alcoa. ... (click for more)