published Monday, December 9th, 2013

Chattanooga police investigate two shootings

Party shootings
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Chattanooga police continue to investigate two shootings late Saturday night that injured two men.

About 11:30 p.m., officers went to a hospital where they found Tyler McCrary, 19, who suffered a nonlife-threatening gunshot wound to his leg, according to a news release from police. He told officers he was at a party at 7627 Bishop Drive when an unknown individual started shooting. McCrary had been taken to the hospital in a personal vehicle.

Another victim, Justin Hawthorne, 22, arrived at another area hospital in a personal vehicle. He suffered a gunshot wound to the hip.

It was learned that Hawthorne was also at the party on Bishop Drive. He said an unknown individual started shooting, the release stated.

This case is under investigation, police said.

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