published Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Man injured in East Ridge drive-by shooting

A man was injured in a drive-by shooting Saturday afternoon on Prater Road in East Ridge, police reported.

According to a news release, the victim was Jarvis Strickland, 26, of Chattanooga.

The shooter was driving a black pickup truck and fired several shots toward Strickland’s vehicle near Tweety’s Auto Sales. Then the shooter drove off in the direction of Spring Creek Road.

Strickland was shot in the arm and was taken in a private vehicle to Parkridge East hospital, the release stated.

He told East Ridge police he thought someone followed him into East Ridge, but he wouldn’t provide further information, police said.

The assailant was described as a light-skinned black male wearing a toboggan cap.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the East Ridge Police Department at 423-867-3718 or call the confidential tip line at 423-867-0016.

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