UPDATE: A 7 year old boy is recovering after a shooting Sunday morning.  It's the second shooting on Dodson Avenue in less than 24 hours.

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Evidence markers were scattered in the street on the 600 block of Dodson Ave. It was an emotional sight for families and neighbors who watched investigators work.

Investigators said the young boy was struck while he was sleeping. It happened around 5:15 Sunday morning.
"We're still working to determine whether that's an actual round from a weapon, or what resulted from a round hitting the house," Deputy Chief Roddy with the Chattanooga Police Department said about the young boy's injuries.

Family members tell Roddy they are happy the young boy is okay, but still very shaken up.

"Obviously they're extremely upset," Roddy said, "They're confused. They're hurt."         

Neighbors agreed and said the shootings are happening too much and too close.

"Who would it not make nervous to know that a shooting happened that close to their home," Reba Coots said.

Coots lives on N. Kelly Street in a home behind where Sunday's shooting happened.

"It's kinda scary, ya know," Coots said.

She said violence in her area has sky-rocketed in the past few years, but refuses to let it scare her.

"There's no need in it," she urged, "People need to learn to help each other and try to get along instead of having so much anger built up in 'em."        

Other neighbors said they are not surprised by the violence.

But they wouldn't talk on camera. They told Channel 3, "the best way to stay safe is to stay quiet."

"I think it's a sad situation," Coots argued.

She hopes the violence will stop, and until then said she will keep trying to make her neighborhood better.   

"Keep your chin up," she said, "Just try to make the world a better place. Whether you can do it or not you've got to try."
Roddy said the child is doing well, and no one else in the home was injured.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call the Chattanooga Police Department: 423-698-2525. 

PREVIOUS STORY: Chattanooga Police have confirmed that the child shot early Sunday morning is 7 years old. 

Officials say the child is currently in stable condition.

Stick with Channel 3 for the latest updates to this story.

PREVIOUS STORY: The Chattanooga Police Department is investigating a child shot on Dodson Ave. early Sunday morning.

The shooting happened around 5:15 a.m.

There is no word yet on the gender or age of the child.

Channel 3 has a crew at the scene. Stick with us for the latest developments.