Six people were injured in a shooting Saturday night in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Six people were shot around 11:45 a.m. Saturday in Chattanooga, downtown Tennessee, police said.

Patrol officers responded to a gunfight in the area of ​​100 Cherry Street. They saw “multiple groups exchanging fire and countless people fleeing the area.”

Police Sergeant Jeremy Eames Multiple victims, teenagers in their early 20s, were taken to an area hospital for treatment, he said. Four suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and two received serious injuries that were considered life-threatening.

Ames said a large group of young people were roaming the city center and he believed the shooting started there.

“We do not believe that all of the victims were on purpose,” the sergeant said. “We are also confident that there is no ongoing public safety threat at this time.”

According to Eames, at least one person was arrested in connection with the shooting.

“Last night, our city felt the terrible price of gun violence,” the city mayor said Tim Kelly Tweet “My heart goes out to the families whose lives have been ruined by this horrific situation. Later today, I will address our community at a news conference. It’s unacceptable – our city and our community will work. “

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