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Chattanooga's shooting spree continues

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Another afternoon, another shooting investigation in Chattanooga. 

A 17-year-old died Monday, after he was shot in the face while playing video games inside his house. It's the 11th homicide in Chattanooga of 2016. 

The teen was shot on 7th Avenue, just before 12:30 p.m. Chattanooga officers say they are looking for a black male in a white hoodie in a tan 4 door sedan who may be linked to the deadly shooting. 

This is the sixth shooting within city limits in 72 hours. Just after midnight, there was a shooting on Oakwood Drive. Police responded to three shootings Saturday and one Sunday on O'Rear Street.
 
Chattanooga Police believe 4 of the weekend shootings are related and part of an ongoing gang war in the city stemming from the homicide of a well known validated gang member Robert Jackson III. Jackson was shot and killed leaving Sky Zoo night club last weekend. 
     
"First I counted 12 gunshots then heard 15 more rapid, repeating," said neighbor Terri Scott. "It's scary, very scary."

Terry Scott heard the first shots on O'Rear Street Saturday morning, where a 25-year-old woman was shot in the neck. Police say the victim  was out walking when it happened.
 
12 hours later and just one block over,  officers found a man on Taylor Street with a gunshot wound to his leg. 

"I think there needs to be more patrolling more interaction with the neighbors," said Scott. 

Police released a statement Saturday announcing increased patrols. Residents on East 27th Street, who are too afraid to be identified, say it's not enough. 

Channel 3 found an empty patrol car parked out at one of the shooting locations on Monday. Police say their increased patrols led to the arrest of 8 gang members on other charges, taking at least 9 weapons off the street. 

"We haven't seen any we haven't seen any extra patrols at all," said one neighbor on East 27th Street. 

Neighbors say they witnessed the third weekend shooting that injured a man walking his dog.
 
"It was at least 30 gunshots, it had to be at least 30," said one neighbor who was too afraid to be identified. 

A fourth shooting happened Sunday on South Seminole Drive where 3 gunmen opened fire on a man doing yard work.
 
A fifth shooting on Oakwood Drive Monday morning, left a teen with a gunshot wound to his leg.

"My heart breaks for the sisters, brothers, family, mothers and fathers because they're somebody," said Scott. 

Scott says she's faced retaliation for giving police information in the past.

"First I had my back windshield smashed then my tires cut," said Scott. 

She's tired of staying quiet, tired of the violence in her neighborhood. 

"Just stop, just stop.... let us live with a little bit of peace please just stop," said one neighbor. 

There have been multiple "shots fired" calls and many reported over the weekend as well. Police say a "shots fired" call can sometimes come before a shooting to deter police response. If you have any information that can help investigators call Chattanooga Police. The other shooting victims are said to be in stable condition. 

Click the links below to see a full description of suspects.


Monday: 12:23pm: At 3100 7th Avenue, police responded to a 911 call as reports of a person shot. 

Family members tell Channel 3 the victim is a 17-year-old male, who was inside a home playing video games. He was shot in the face. 

Monday, 12:20am: Chattanooga police respond to 4200 block of Oakwood Drive after report of a shooting. 

Police located juvenile victim on the roadway near the intersection of Oakwood Drive and Webb Road, suffering from gunshot wounds to the leg and hand. 

The victim described the suspect as being in a white truck or SUV and was transported to a local hospital by HCEMS.

Sunday, 12:15pm: Reports of a person being shot sent Chattanooga police to the 100 block of South Seminole.

Police found a victim there with a wound described as "non-life-threatening" to the ankle.

The victim told police he was doing lawn work when he was approached by three black males who demanded money. When the victim complied, the suspects demanded more money.

The three suspects then reportedly all fired at the victim. The then fled in a maroon 4-door Nissan Titan or Chevy Trailblazer toward East Ridge.

The suspects were described as three black males in their late teens to early 20's with slim build.

Saturday, 2:04pm: Chattanooga police respond to the 2100 block of E 27th Street on the report of a shooting. 

Police found the victim suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the hand while walking his dog.

Saturday, 1:03pm: Calls of multiple shots fired at 2400 Taylor Street led Chattanooga police to a victim, shot in the leg. The wound was believed to be non-life-threatening and was transported to a nearby hospital for examination and treatment.

The suspect vehicle was described as a silver Chevrolet Impala with tinted windows.

Saturday, 1:30am: Police found one person suffering from a single gunshot wound to the neck at a residence on Taylor Street.

Shatara D. Fisher told police she was walking in the area of O'Rear Street when she heard gunshots then realized she had been shot.

Fisher told police that the suspect was in a black car. Her injuries were non-life-threatening.

Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding these crimes to call 423-698-2525.

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