2 People In Vehicle Shot On Orchard Knob Avenue After Money Demanded From Them

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Two people in a vehicle on South Orchard Knob Avenue on Saturday night were shot during a robbery attempt.

Neither victim sustained life threatening injuries.

They were identified as Gabino Ramirez, 31, and Fernando Ramirez, 32.

Police said at approximately 10:30 p.m., officers were investigating a shooting in the 1600 block of South Orchard Knob Ave.  Initial reports are that there are two victims who were in a vehicle at this location.  Two suspects approached the victim/vehicle and demanded money from them.  The suspects then apparently fired into the vehicle.  Both victims were struck by gunfire. 

Both victims were transported by EMS to Erlanger. 

The suspects are two black males. One was 20-25, 5’6" to 5’8" with a thin build and dreads with blonde tips . He was armed with a black pistol and was wearing all black.

The second was 20-25, 5’6" to 5’8" with a thin build. He was wearing all black.

The Chattanooga Police Department encourages anyone with information related to this crime to call 423-698-2525.


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