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UPDATE: Family of young woman killed on Market Street wants answers

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It's taken years for Chattanooga's Southside to emerge as the city's new up and coming district.

“The neighbors are nice, there's a really good sense of community here,” one resident said.

But some wonder what could happen if violence continues to creep in.

“There can be a huge party going on, people in the streets, cars blocking the road,” he said.

Family members tell Channel 3 Jasmine Akins, 19, had been at Chocolate City Lounge before she was shot to death across the street. Two others were also hurt in the shooting.

Channel 3 sat down with one man who lives feet away from the nightclub. He did not want us to reveal his name.

He says patrons keep those who live in the area from getting around inside their own neighborhood on Friday and Saturday nights.

“There will be cars lining the street, there will be cars with loud music going by, people actually getting out of their cars in the middle of the street and dancing around,” he added.

Not only do cars block driveways to houses, he's even seen cars blocking the driveway to the EMS station nearby, forcing residents to call the cops.

“Most of the time it's not a problem, but every once and while you have those circumstances where it's a little out of control,” he said.

Making some question the safety of their own neighborhood.

Chattanooga Police have not arrested anyone in Sunday's shooting on Market Street.


Chattanooga Police have confirmed the name of the young woman killed in Sunday's shooting as 19-year-old Jasmin Akins. 

Channel 3 spoke with police earlier to tell me they don't have any new developments in the case, but that doesn't stop this family from wanting answers.  

The family of the 19-year old woman shot and killed in Sunday's shooting on Market Street want answers.  

"People are dying for nothing," said Howard Akins, Victim's grandfather.

Howard Akins spoke with Channel 3 hours after the shooting that killed one and injured two others.  

He says his granddaughter, Jasmine Akins was killed in the crossfire.  

"I just hate to see something like this happen to anybody's child," said Akins.

One man who lives in the area says he woke up to gunshots and described what he saw when he looked outside.  

They were saying that they had gotten into a gun fight and an innocent bystandar got shot and you could see her, she was laying there and everything," said Witness.  

This grandfather remembers the young woman his granddaughter was becoming and asks the community to rise above this type of violence.  

"People don't understand it until it hits home. Every time incidents like that happen, it always hits home for me," said Akins.

Police tell us the other two people injured in this shooting, Dominiqick Fitch and Dewayne Armour Jr. both suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Chattanooga Police are still investigating an overnight shooting that left one dead and two injured. 

Investigators spoke to 21-year-old Dominiqick Fitch who said she was sitting inside a vehicle at 1846 Market Street when an unknown suspect started shooting.

Fitch suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound and was transported by HCEMS to a local hospital.

Investigators were unable to speak with the third victim, 24-year-old Darrell Dewayne Armour Jr. due to him being treated at a local hospital.

Armour arrived at the hospital in a personal vehicle suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Investigators are still completing family notifications of the homicide victim at this time. Chattanooga Police will release the name once all notifications have been made.

Chattanooga Police continue to ask anyone with information regarding this crime to call 423-698-2525.  

The investigation is still ongoing and more information will be released when available.

: Chattanooga police are investigating an early morning shooting that left one dead and two others injured.

Officials say the shooting happened around 2:30 Sunday morning in the 1900 Block of Market St. There, an unidentified woman was found dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

Investigators say a second gunshot victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The third victim is also suffering from non-life threatening injuries and later showed up at the hospital.

Police are not releasing any names at this time.

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