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UPDATE: Mayor Berke releases statement on Southside Social shooting

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UPDATE: Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke released a statement following Sunday's shooting outside Southside Social.

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The mayor tweeted the following Monday afternoon:

"The homicide that occurred this past weekend on Chestnut Street is a tragic reminder of the toll that violence takes in our city. My sympathies and thoughts are with the family and loved ones of the victim. Meanwhile, we continue to hope for the other victim’s quick recovery.

Looking forward, I believe that a coordinated, well-funded, and proactive strategy will be essential to preventing future tragic incidents like this one. We, of course, treat these incidents extremely seriously.

I will continue to work with the Chattanooga City Council, state lawmakers, local law enforcement agencies, and all of our community partners to implement the policies and policing techniques that reduce fatalities and ensure the safety and peace of mind of all Chattanoogans."


PREVIOUS STORY: One person has died following a shooting in the 1800 block of Chestnut Street early Sunday morning.

21-year-old Cachet Peterson succumbed to her injuries. There is a second victim, 24-year-old Tiana Linares, is currently in stable condition.

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The shooting happened just before 1:30 am.

Officers found two female victims suffering from gunshot wounds in a vehicle when they arrived. 

According to the CPD, patrons exiting Southside Social told officers that a dark colored vehicle was traveling southbound on Chestnut Street when a person in the vehicle fired shots into the victim's vehicle that was traveling northbound on Chestnut Street.

Members of the CPD's Violent Crimes Bureau responded to the scene to investigate the incident.

Officers interviewed witnesses and collected evidence at the scene. 

Police have not yet identified a suspect. All actionable leads are being followed.

If anyone has any information about this homicide, please call the CPD's Homicide Tip Line at 423-643-5100. All callers can remain anonymous, and all tips go straight to investigators.

A spokesperson for Southside Social has issued a statement about this morning's shooting:

“In response to the shooting on the street outside Southside Social early this morning, the management is closing the establishment until further notice and will assist in any way we can during the investigation being conducted by the Chattanooga Police Department. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families involved in this tragic situation.”?

This is a developing story. Channel 3 will keep you updated as more information becomes available.  


PREVIOUS STORY: Chattanooga Police are investigating a shooting outside of Southside Social in the 1800 block of Chestnut Street.

The shooting happened around 1:00 am Sunday morning. 

According to CPD, two victims were rushed to a local hospital, no additional information on the extent of their condition.

This is a developing story, Channel 3 will continue to update this story.

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