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UPDATE: Police respond to shooting in Chattanooga

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The Chattanooga Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened in the Highland Park area Saturday evening.

Police tell Channel 3 it happened near the 1600 block of Bennett Avenue. There was a car with the windows shot out a block away on South Holly Street.  

A man is in the hospital after someone shot him in the back around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Police said Spencer McPherson was sitting in a nearby ally when he was shot.

Neighbors on South Holly Street told us they heard several gunshots.

"I was inside and heard some loud noises. My dog went crazy, so I came to the door, and as soon as I opened it, the block was just filled with smoke," said Sara Horne who lives near the shooting scene.

Horne said she saw a wrecked car in a driveway with the back window shot out. "There was a guy crawling out the passenger's side door, and he was a little bloody," Horne said. "A lot of neighbors were already responding to him. They pulled a baby out of the car pretty immediately in a car seat."

She said the baby didn't appear to be hurt.

Another neighbor who didn't want to be seen on camera said she heard yelling in the area the day before. "They were arguing yesterday. It was a whole group of people, they were in a fight or something. So today, I just heard the shooting and a bang sound," she said.

Horne said she loves her neighborhood, but she wants the violence to stop.

"It's things like this that make people not want to move here. It's completely unnecessary violence. There's no reason that people should behave this way," she said.

Police tell Channel 3 the victim is expected to be ok.

This investigation is ongoing, and we'll bring you the latest details as soon as they're made available.

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