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UPDATE: Chattanooga shooting victim identified

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UPDATE: Chattanooga Police responded to calls of a person shot at 1932 Central Ave. Monday just before 10 a.m.

Upon their arrival officers found 34-year-old Derrick Lee Thornton sitting in his vehicle with several gunshot wounds to the face, arm and chest area.

Thornton was transported to a local hospital for the gunshot injuries and is listed in critical condition.

Thornton was driving his vehicle south on Central Ave. when he was shot by a unknown suspect.  

There is no suspect information at this time. This case is still pending.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Chattanooga Police Department at (423) 698-2525 or Crime Stoppers at (423) 698-3333.


Police are investigating a shooting in Chattanooga.

Officers responded to the intersection of Rossville Boulevard and Central Avenue shortly before 11 a.m. Monday.

Police say the victim was shot several times in the face and side while in a white SUV. The victim drove for two blocks onto Central Avenue before crashing into another car.

The driver of the car was not hurt.

Emergency responders took the victim to the hospital in critical condition.

There is no suspect information at this time.

WRCB has a crew on the scene and is working to get more information. Check back for updates.

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