UPDATE: Arrest made in shooting of child, woman
UPDATE: Chattanooga Police have filed charges against 18-year-old Maurice Thurman Jr. in the shooting of a 4-year-old child and an adult woman that happened Tuesday on Foust Street.
The suspect is now charged with 2 counts of attempted murder, 3 counts of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
CPD's Neighborhood Policing and Fugitive Unites along with Chattanooga Housing Authority Police contributed to the successful identification and apprehension of the suspect.
UPDATE: A four year old boy is recovering from being shot Tuesday night on Foust Street.
Police said he was walking down the sidewalk with a woman when it happened.
She was also shot.
Police said they are expected to be okay.
"I never imagined a shooting, you know, a kid being shot," a neighbor on Foust Street told Channel 3.
The east Chattanooga neighborhood is still rattled Wednesday after a four year old boy was shot while walking down the sidewalk with his family.
A woman in that family was also shot.
"I gave the father some paper towels because the 911 dispatcher said to keep pressure on the wound," a Good Samaritan said.
The Good Samaritan, too afraid to let us use their identity for fear of their safety, described the critical moments before help arrived.
The shooting rattled the most seasoned first responders too, like Chattanooga Police Chief David Roddy.
"There is not justification. Regardless of any relationship or connections or feelings or beef or whatever may have caused an individual to fire a gun in the direction of a 4 year old child. There is no reason for that," Roddy said.
While investigators worked the scene on Foust Street, Chief Roddy was one of several officers who responded to the hospital to support the family.
"I watched last night several members of our department help and put their arms around that family," he added.
That support made its way back to Foust Street Wednesday morning when one of the family members of the boy returned to that Good Samaritan with a simple but strong message.
"He said I wanted to come to you personally and thank you for helping save my son's life," the Good Samaritan said.
Police do not have a description of who is responsible which is why they are calling on the public to help.
You can report information by contacting Chattanooga Police in a couple of different ways.
You can call 423-698-2525.
Or you can share information anonymously by calling CPD's Tip Line at 423-643-5100 or through CPD's mobile app.
PREVIOUS UPDATE: A four-year-old is recovering after being shot in the leg on Foust Street Tuesday night.
Chattanooga Police Chief David Roddy said the child was walking with another person, who was also shot.
Both victims were taken to the hospital. Police say they are expected to be okay.
Witnesses told police that someone in a vehicle shot the victims and drove off.
It’s unclear if they were targeted.
Roddy urges anyone who knows anything about what happened to come forward.
You can report information by calling Chattanooga Police at 423-698-2525 or anonymously by calling CPD’s Tip Line at 423-643-5100 or through the CPD mobile app.
PREVIOUS STORY: Chattanooga police are responding to two separate shootings Tuesday night that are about three miles apart.
The first incident happened around 10:30 pm in the 100 block of W. 40th Street.
Police say a male was shot between Hooker Road and Hughes Avenue. His injuries are not life-threatening.
The second incident happened about three minutes later in the 2100 block of Foust Street.
Police say a female and child were shot. Both victims' injuries are considered to be non-life-threatening.
Police have not said if the shootings are related.
No names have been released at this time.
Police say they are actively investigating and more information will be released when it becomes available.
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