3 People Shot In Separate Incidents In Chattanooga On Saturday; Police Increase Patrols Due To Gang Retaliatory Violence

  • Saturday, April 16, 2016
Three people were shot in Chattanooga in three separate incidents on Saturday, causing police to say they were beefing up patrols due to gangs retaliating against one another.
 
Police announced: This weekend, the Chattanooga Police Department will take the following actions to keep Chattanoogans safe, including but not limited to:
  • Increased Patrols by on-duty officers not on specific assignments;
  • Off duty police officers working in overtime capacity throughout the weekend;
  • All Street Crimes Response Team Officers (including off-duty SCRT officers)
  • Special Action Team Officers; and
  • All available intelligence officers.
Police said, "CPD's increased patrols and resources this weekend is due to a threat of continued retaliatory and targeted gang violence likely stemming from the April 10 homicide of a well-known validated gang member, Robert Jackson III, who was shot and killed leaving Sky Zoo night club.
While monitoring gang behavior in the aftermath of last weekend's homicide, the Chattanooga Police Department has initiated the use of all additional available manpower and resources as there have been three separate shooting incidents in Chattanooga in the past 24 hours. 

"Additionally, there have been multiple shots fired calls since late last night, including earlier today during Jackson's funeral procession. 

"Officers believe many of these incidents are related to Jackson's death and that violent/targeted acts could continue. Investigators are still working to determine if all three shootings are connected to Jackson's death, but have information that at least two may be connected. 

"Officials strongly encourage anyone who sees suspicious activity to report it to local authorities or call 423-698-2525.  You can always remain anonymous when you call police. When the police and community work together it can have a major impact on crime and violence. As always, if this is an emergency situation CALL 911."
 
Early Saturday morning, a woman was shot..

Chattanooga Police responded at 1:30 a.m. to the 2500 block of Taylor Street on the report of a person shot. Police located one victim, Shatara D. Fisher, 25, suffering from a single gunshot wound to the neck at a residence on Taylor Street.

The victim told police she was walking in the area of O'rear Street when she heard gunshots then realized she had been shot. She was assisted from the scene of the incident to the residence on Taylor Street.

Police canvased the area and located the scene of the incident on the 2500 block of O'rear Street. The victim was treated on scene and transported to a local hospital by HCEMS. She stated that the suspect was in a black car. 

The victim's injuries were non-life threatening. Chattanooga Violent Crimes Bureau Investigators continue to follow all leads.

In a second incident, police responded to the 2100 block of E 27th St. on the report of a shooting. There police located one victim suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the hand.

Hamilton County 911 received multiple calls of shots fired on the streets surrounding the area of 2100 E 27th St.

The victim was walking his dog on E 27th St. when he was struck by gunfire.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The suspect was described as being in a light blue or silver Chevy Impala.

Chattanooga Violent Crimes Investigators continue to follow all actionable leads.

Also, there was a shooting on Taylor Street on Saturday afternoon.

Chattanooga Police responded to the 2400 block of Taylor Street on the report of a shooting. There police located one victim suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg.

Hamilton County 911 received multiple calls of shots fired on the streets surrounding the area of 2400 Taylor Street. The victim was located in the roadway when police arrived, and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

The suspect in that case also was described as being in a silver Chevy Impala with tinted windows. 

 Chattanooga Violent Crimes investigators continue to follow all leads.

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