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UPDATE: Police investigate shooting of East Brainerd home

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UPDATE: Residents in an East Brainerd neighborhood are shook up after gunshots were fired at a home on Elaine Trail Tuesday night. 

No one was hurt, but the home does have some damage. 

"Boom. Boom. And then a second or two later, and then I heard a third shot," Walter Brown said. 

The sound of gunshots awoke neighbors along Elaine Trail including Tom Kilpatrick. He had just gotten home after a day of teaching. 

"Tuesday is my long night at school. I had class until 9:00 last night. That's why I got home late last night," he said. 

Then the gunfire. 

One of those shots shattered the glass in Kilpatrick's storm door and went completely through his front door, hitting the frame in a hallway, ricocheting off a wall and landing in the kitchen. He wonders, what if?

"I had pulled into the driveway maybe 30 minutes earlier, you know?" he added. 

Chattanooga Police had no idea who fired those shots or why. They're trying to figure out if a suspicious person's call hours before at the same address is related. 

Brown lives across the street and said he saw police investigating hours before the shots were fired. 

"The tenant was talking to the police and they were having a conversation," Brown added. 

Even though cases like this one are tough to investigate, Chattanooga Police said they take shots fired calls seriously regardless of location. 

"It's actually more than property damage. This is an aggravated assault dependent upon intent. So this is an aggravated assault, this is a very serious situation. We take it very seriously," Mark Frazier with Chattanooga Police added. 

It's something Kilpatrick takes seriously too. 

"It's kind of scary because you don't know who's out there and what they're up to, ya know?" he said. 

As well as those along Elaine Trail.

"We don't want that going on around here," Brown said. 

If you have any information that may help police in the case, call them at 423-698-2525. 


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Around 10:25pm, Chattanooga police responded to a home on Elaine Trail for reports of shots fired. When police arrived, the home's resident told police he heard one gunshot and something struck his front door.

Police say there was also damage to the concrete exterior foundation of the home. No other damage, fragments or casings were found.

There is no further information regarding leads, or suspects in the shooting.  

Police have increased patrols in the area. The Chattanooga Police Department responds to an average of five shots fired calls a day.

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