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3 dead after 17 people shot or struck by vehicles in Chattanooga

Three people died and 14 others injured after being shot or run over by vehicles in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, early Sunday morning, authorities said.

People were gathered near Mary’s Bar and Grill around 2.40am when authorities said they received calls about people with gunshot wounds.

A total of 14 people were shot dead and three people hit by vehicles trying to flee the scene. Two of those shot died, along with one of those struck by vehicles, Chattanooga Police Chief Celeste Murphy said at a news conference.

The Chattanooga Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place early Sunday in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Authorities are looking for several shooters. No arrests were immediately made, Murphy said.

“We are trying to determine exactly what happened and what led to this,” she said, adding that her department is confident the violence was an isolated incident and that there is no permanent threat to public safety.

The violence came a week after another shooting in downtown Chattanooga on May 28 left six injured. Police at the time said two groups of people began shooting at each other in a non-gang attack around 11 p.m., with no intended target. Some of those injured were involuntary victims.

Elsewhere in the country, a shooting in downtown Philadelphia late Saturday night left three people dead and at least 11 others injured. No arrests were immediately made in this incident either.


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