Two teens have been charged in deadly shooting on East 49th Street
Chattanooga police responded to a deadly shooting on East 49th Street Saturday.
The shooting involving all teens left one victim of gun violence, and two teens behind bars.
“Heard gunshots outside, and a lot of people thought it was fireworks because it was just the end of Fourth of July,” said Ashley LaPointe.
Bonnie Dowson lives on East 49th Street and knew right away that something wasn't right.
“I was sitting on the porch, and I heard Bam Bam Bam Bam,” said Dowson.
Dowson spends much of her time on her porch watching people walk by. She says she noticed people walking, but didn't think anything of it.
“Boys, girls, women, and men,” said Dowson. “They just go up and down this road all the time because it's a straight shot to Rossville Boulevard.”
Chattanooga police say, two teens, one 14 and the other 15 are suspected of killing a 16-year-old male.
Ashley LaPointe is a mother of two, and she's heartbroken that this type of behavior is happening between children.
“Surreal,” said LaPointe. “I don't even know you just want to act like that didn't happen.”
Investigators say the suspects arrived in a stolen vehicle, and opened fire on the home with five people inside.
Chris Mathis who lives down the street is disappointed and has a message for parents.
“Watch their kids and pay attention to them,” said Chris Mathis. “Raise their kid’s right.”
The 15-year-old is charged with criminal homicide, five counts of attempted criminal homicide, and auto theft.
The 14-year-old is charged with criminal homicide, five counts of attempted criminal homicide and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.