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12-6-16 Shooting - unknown location

Officers with the Chattanooga Police Department were called to a local hospital just before 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 after a man showed up with a gunshot wound. The following information was obtained through preliminary investigations:

  • One victim suffered a single gunshot wound to the leg
  • Victim told investigators he walking down the street when he was shot
  • Victim says he took a cab to the hospital
  • Victim's injury is considered non-life-threatening
  • Suspect description as provided by victim: black male wearing a black hoodie; no other details provided
  • Victim gave multiple locations where shooting occurred
  • CPD Officers were unable to locate a crime scene
  • Chattanooga Police Department's Violent Crimes Bureau continues to actively investigate this incident.


Ruben Williams, 20 - validated gang member

Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call 423-698-2525. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when available.


NOTE: The preceding information is preliminary and is subject to change as the investigation continues.

Chattanooga Police Department
3410 Amnicola Hwy.
Chattanooga, TN 37406 (map)

Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM through 5:00 PM

Emergencies: 911

To report a crime or request assistance: (423) 698-2525

General Information:
(423) 643-5000

Crime Prevention and Community Outreach:
(423) 643-5090

Crime Stoppers Hotline:
(423) 698-3333

Drug Tip Hotline:
(423) 493-BUST (2878)

Homicide Tip Line: 
(423) 643-5100



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