3 People Shot In Separate Incidents; Police Say Shootings May Not Be Connected

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Three people were shot in separate incidents in Chattanooga late Saturday afternoon through early Sunday morning.

Police said there is no evidence that the shootings are connected.

On Saturday at 5:11 p.m., Chattanooga Police officers responded to a local hospital on a person who had been shot. Upon arrival officers made contact with Tony Jackson, 23.

Witnesses said that a dark-colored vehicle drove past Jackson and began shooting. The victim suffered non–life threatening gunshot wounds to the left arm and torso. There is no other suspect information available at this time.

On Saturday at 11:04 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a local hospital on a second person who had been shot. Upon arrival officers talked with Devin Caldwell, 22, who had been shot in the head.

He said he was sitting in a vehicle in front of 37 Scruggs St. when three people he did not know wearing dark clothing began shooting at the vehicle he was in.

He was transported to the hospital by personal vehicle. He is currently listed in stable condition.

On Sunday at 1 a.m., Chattanooga Police officers responded to a local hospital on a third shooting victim. Once on the scene officers spoke with Juan Boyd, 18.

He said he was at an after-hours club at 2510 E. Main St. when a fight started. He said he got in a vehicle when he heard several gunshots and then realized that he had been shot.

He said he did not see who did the shooting and there is no other suspect information available. 

He was taken to the hospital by personal vehicle. He was treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the face.



Corker, Alexander Vote To Advance The National Defense Authorization Act

U.S. Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement Tuesday after voting to advance the National Defense Authorization Act.  “The challenges our nation faces are vast, and it is critical that we provide our men and women in uniform the tools necessary to protect and defend U.S. interests at home and abroad,” said Senator ... (click for more)

Bradley County Fire-Rescue Commended For Efforts In South Carolina Flood Relief

Commissioner Peak commended Bradley County Fire-Rescue for its efforts in South Carolina that was flooded by rain from Hurricane Joaquin.   Fire-Rescue Chief Troy Maney said a report he received at 3 p.m. stated the swift water rescue team had rescued 55 people. The first was a 17-year-old “who was clinging to a tree when they got to him. The one after that was a 91-year-old ... (click for more)

VW PILOT Crash Landing

The Volkswagen emission scandal proves the point citizen activist, Ms. Helen Burns Sharp, has repeatedly brought to the attention of local government officials. She urged them to "beef up" the PILOT contracts before approving PILOT tax abatements. Any logical person would agree, because it is the only way to recoup a tax loss when unthinkable situations arise. Volkswagen's willful ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Readers Are Right

Jeffrey Cross is a community activist in the very finest way. He has no idea that I and many others have followed what he has done, and tirelessly I might add, to enhance the St. Elmo neighborhood at the foot of Lookout Mountain. I wish this world had a million Jeffrey Crosses. So when he wrote in protest of my Monday story, “We Want Our City Back,” I was more than eager to read ... (click for more)

Baylor Boys Win 17th D-II AA Golf Title; Baylor Girls Take Second

  MANCHESTER – On a sun-drenched afternoon, it was a special day for Baylor golf and for the King Oehmig family. Highlighted by a 5-under, 31 on the final nine holes, Baylor senior Oliver Simonsen shot a two-day, 3-under 141 to lead Baylor to the 2015 TSSAA D-II AA boys state championship at WillowBrook Golf Course here Tuesday. Carrying one-of-a-kind black golf ... (click for more)

UTC Women's Basketball Team Ranked No. 22 In Preseason Poll

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s basketball team is receiving preseason recognition with a No. 22 ranking in the Athlon Sports 2015-16 Preseason Top 25.   2015 Southern Conference and Tennessee Sports Writers’ Association Coach of the Year Jim Foster returns nine players from the 2015 Southern Conference championship team including four starters. Senior ... (click for more)