Tennessee shooting incident: Multiple victims injured in Chattanooga area, police say

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Authorities in Tennessee said a shooting incident in the Downtown Chattanooga area has left multiple people injured, according to reports.

The exact number of victims is not yet known at this time but the Chattanooga Police Department said victims are believed to be young and in their teens or up to 20 years old, WTVC reported.

The CPD officers speculated that the victims in the shooting were bystanders. Large groups of juveniles were seen in the area, and the victims are not believed have been involved in the incident.

One person of interest has been detained and police said there is no further threat to the public.

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A kayak ramp at Coolidge Park in the North Shore neighborhood of Chattanooga, Tenn. The Walker Street Bridge crosses the Tennessee River and leads to downtown. 

Coolidge Park, North Shore neighborhood of Chattanooga (Tenn.) – A kayak ramp The Walker Street Bridge crosses Tennessee River and leads to downtown.
(Valerie Schremp Hahn/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

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A shooting in downtown Chattanooga has left several injured, police say. 

Police say that several people were injured in a shooting in downtown Chattanooga.
(Chattanooga Police Department)

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However, officers are encouraging residents to avoid traveling in the area amid the ongoing investigation.

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This is a developing situation.

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