Two boys, 11 and 14, were shot on Sunday evening on Chandler Avenue. Police said another youth, 14, was handling a gun that accidentally went off. He was charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.
At approximately 7:28 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a report of a person shot in the 4000 block of Chandler Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located a boy, 11, suffering from a gunshot wound.
Officers summoned EMS and began rendering life saving care and subsequently secured the scene.
The victim was transported to a local hospital by Hamilton County EMS with a life-threatening injury.
Officers later located a second victim, with a very minor injury from the same incident.
Investigators with the Violent Crimes Unit responded to conduct an investigation.
Initial information from the victims was that unknown suspects from an unknown vehicle were responsible for the shooting. After several interviews, investigators learned of the other youth who had the gun.
Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call 423 698-2525 or submit a tip via the CPD Mobile App. You can remain anonymous.