At least six innocent bystanders were shot in downtown Chattanooga on night, according to reports.
Chattanooga cops saw “multiple parties exchanging gunfire and numerous people fleeing the area,” a police spokesperson said
Police said “several” gunshot victims were rushed to nearby hospitals, and that two of the wounded suffered life-threatening injuries, according to ABC.
A majority of the victims were in their teens or early 20s, a police rep told the outlet.
Cops said that none of those who were involved in the incident, WTVC reported.
“We had large groups of juveniles walking around the downtown area,” a police spokesperson reportedly said. “We believe it’s from within that group that the shooting took place.”
Police have detained one suspect in the shooting, according to reports.
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 also speculated the victims of the shooting may have been bystanders as large groups of juveniles were spotted in the area and the victims are not believed to have been directly involved in the incident, according to the report.
One person of interest has been detained and police said there is no further threat to the public.
However, officers are encouraging residents to avoid traveling in the area amid the ongoing investigation.