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Shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee kills 3, injures 14

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A shooting near a Tennessee nightclub early Sunday left three dead and 14 people injured by gunshot and other injuries, police said.

Fourteen people were hit by gunfire and three were hit by vehicles as they tried to flee the scene, Chattanooga Police Chief Celeste Murphy said at a news conference. Two people died of gunshot wounds and one person died after being hit by a vehicle, Murphy said. Sixteen of the victims were adults and one was a minor. Several remained in critical condition, she said.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting at 2:42 a.m. on McCallie Avenue near a nightclub and found multiple victims upon arrival. She said officers immediately began assisting and securing the scene.

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There were multiple shooters, and Murphy asked anyone in the community with information about the shooting to come forward. She said police believed it was an isolated incident and authorities did not believe there was an ongoing threat to public safety.

Murphy said it would be a complex investigation going forward.

“We are trying to determine exactly what happened and what led to this,” she said.

The shooting comes over the weekend after six miners were injured in a gunfight in a downtown Chattanooga business district.

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