UPDATE: Teen arrested in connection with shooting at Washington Hills Rec Center
By WRCB Staff
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -
UPDATE: Chattanooga Police arrested 19-year-old Geonta D. Gaines in connection with the shooting that occurred at 4628 Oakwood Drive on October 22.
The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when available.
PREVIOUS STORY: Blue lights and yellow tape were everywhere after gun shots were fired at the Washington Hills Recreation Center. Two teenagers, 16 and 17-years old were injured in the violence.
But just 15 minutes later, the football field was full of kids.
"This is not an unsafe place," said Aaron Null. "There are bad apples in every bunch."
Null says that type of activity is not normal for his neighborhood.
"Having been a resident of this community my entire life, this community just doesn't cater to that type of behavior,” said Null. "People are good folk, they'll watch out for everybody's kids, watch out for each other.”
He says he's never felt anything but safe in his community and won't let one incident make him fearful.
"I would feel safe bringing my kids up here and leaving them for the day and coming back. I know they would be in good hands and no type of harm," said Null.
----------- Two people are injured in a shooting Wednesday afternoon.
Police say the call came in around 4:45 p.m. on Oakwood Drive at the Washington Hills Rec Center.
Neighborhood residents tell police they heard multiple gunshots in the area.
When police arrived they found a 17-year-old male with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Later police found a second victim, a 16-year-old girl with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Both victims have been taken to the hospital.
Since both victims are minors, Chattanooga Police will not release their identities.
Police do have potential suspects in custody at this time.
Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this crime to call 423-698-2525.