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Man shot on Ivy Street on Sunday afternoon

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At 1 p.m. the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 2333 McCallie Ave. on a report of a person shot. When on scene police found a victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. 

The victim, Derrick Roberson, 35, stated he was walking on Ivy St., when an unknown black man stopped him and asked him for a cigarette and some change. The suspect then pulled a handgun on Roberson. Roberson said he and the suspect struggled over the gun when the gun went off and hit Roberson in the leg. 

Roberson did not recognized the suspect and could not give a description. The suspect left the scene before police arrived. 

Roberson was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. CPD says this case does not appear to be gang related. 

If you have any information regarding this crime to call police at 423-698-2525. 

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