published Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Chattanooga woman shot in drive-by on Roanoake Avenue

Police officers look over a Toyota that was fired on in a drive by shooting Sunday near Roanoke Avenue. The car was hit in the rear by several bullets, and the driver, who was shot in the shoulder, was taken to Erlanger.
Police officers look over a Toyota that was fired on in a drive by shooting Sunday near Roanoke Avenue. The car was hit in the rear by several bullets, and the driver, who was shot in the shoulder, was taken to Erlanger.
Photo by Jay Bailey.

A 20-year-old woman has been taken to Erlanger hospital after being shot in what a witness called a drive-by shooting shortly after 6 p.m.

Chattanooga police are on the scene but have released no information.

A witness said the woman was in a car when a cream-colored Toyota with two men in it approached. The witness said the driver fired into the woman’s car and she was struck twice. Police could not immediately confirm the witness’ statement.

The site is off Wilcox Avenue near Avondale Elementary School.

Shortly after the shooting, Chattanooga police stopped a white Mustang with two men inside and recovered two weapons, but it wasn’t known if the stop was related to the shooting.

Stay with the Times Free Press for more information as it develops.

about Lindsay Burkholder...

Lindsay Burkholder is originally from Winston-Salem, N.C. She graduated from Covenant College in May 2012 with a bachelor's degree in English. While at Covenant she spent time writing for and editing the news section of the school newspaper, The Bagpipe. Burkholder also attended the World Journalism Institute in New York City in 2011.

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