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Delaware man shot in Chattanooga

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – Police say a case of a Delaware man shot Wednesday night in Chattanooga has more questions than answers.

Officers were called to 1265 E 3rd Street around 11:30 p.m. Investigators say Balerian Morales called 911 after finding his friend, Joel DeLeon of Georgetown, Delaware, shot in the chest.

Morales tells police that DeLeon was headed to 3413 Chamberlain Avenue, but ended up on E 3rd Street. He says DeLeon called him to get his car. When Morales arrived, he says he found his friend shot.

DeLeon wasn't able to provide any information on where he had been shot or who shot him.

DeLeon was transported to a local hospital and rushed into emergency surgery.

Police are still investigating the shooting and will provide updates as they become available.

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