4 Teens Shot In 2 Separate Incidents; 1 In Critical Condition; Victims Identified

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Four teens were shot in Chattanooga overnight as the city's gang warfare continued. One was in critical condition.

At approximately 1:20 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to 1703 East 14th St. for a person shot. 

Officers found the initial victim, a 16-year-old black male, suffering from a gunshot wound to his abdomen.  He was transported to a local hospital and is in critical, but stable condition.

Officers later discovered a second victim, Zaccheus Hardnett, 19, suffering from a gunshot wound which grazed his ankle.  He refused medical treatment on the scene.

While interviewing potential witnesses, investigators learned of a third victim. Deraesean Bowman, 18, suffered a gunshot wound which grazed his calf.  He too refused medical treatment.

According to witnesses, the victims were sitting on the porch at 1703 East 14th St.  when an unknown vehicle drove by and a masked passenger started shooting.

In an earlier incident, police said a 19-year-old was shot late Tuesday night, but he said he would not cooperate if an arrest is made.

At approximately 11:33 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to 1000 North Orchard Knob for a person shot.

Officers found Joshua Lee Crump, 19, suffering from a gunshot wound to his right forearm.

The victim originally stated to investigators that the incident occurred at a location on Cooley Street, but officers later found shell casings at 1000 North Orchard Knob.

The victim stated he was shot by an unknown suspect who was on foot.

He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of the non-life threatening wound.

The victim also stated to investigators, he was not willing to prosecute and would not appear in court if an arrest were made.


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