published Sunday, March 17th, 2013

3 shootings reported overnight in Chattanooga

Chattanooga police this evening released reports on three shootings that happened within less than an hour late Saturday and early Sunday morning.

Police were called at 11:26 p.m. after Charquel Applings, 20, was shot by someone in a moving car as he walked in the 800 block of Roanoke Avenue, police spokesman Nathan Hartwig said in a news release. Hartwig said Applings was targeted. He was taken to a hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

The drive-by was the second on Roanoke recently. Sierra Holland, 24, was driving her car on the avenue March 10 when someone in another car fired several shots. She was hit in the shoulder and a car between hers and the shooter’s was hit, police said.

Just moments after the Applings shooting was reported, police were called at 11:39 p.m. to another attack at 5615 Old Mission Road.

Detectives were told that Derick Smith, 21, was in an altercation at the home when he was shot multiple times. He was listed in critical condition at a hospital, Hartwig said.

Then, at 1:03 a.m., police were called to a shooting at 2115 Dodds Ave.

Taurean Patillo, 21, told police he was sitting in his car in the parking lot of the Kanku’s convenience store at that address when he was shot in the upper back. The shooter drove off, he told police.

Hartwig said Patillo also was targeted. He was taken to a hospital in a private vehicle and his injuries are not life-threatening, Hartwig said.

Anyone with information on any of these crimes is asked to call the Chattanooga Police Department at 423-698-2525.

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