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Two people injured in separate shootings Wednesday morning in Chattanooga

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Two people were injured in separate shootings Wednesday morning in Chattanooga.

In the first incident, a man told police he was sitting outside in the 700 block of West 48th Street at about 1:20 a.m. when he was approached by several people and then shot.

He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

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Later in the morning at about 10:40 a.m., police were called to a business at 1042 Graysville Road, where one man was injured in a shooting.

He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. His injuries also were not life-threatening.

Neither victims’ name has been released, and it’s not clear what motivated the shootings, police said.

Police have not publicly identified any suspects. 

The shootings mark Chattanooga’s 60th and 61st criminal non-fatal shooting. In 2017, the city had seen 65 shootings by Sept. 30.

Wednesday’s shootings come days after two teens were killed in separate shootings over the weekend.

Eighteen-year-old Te’unte Rice died at a hospital Friday after he was shot in the 2000 block of Windsor Street at about 10:35 p.m. Just hours later, Areeyon Lane was shot at a Speedway gas station at 1330 East Third St. at about 3:46 a.m. Saturday.

No arrests have been made in connection to Rice’s killing, but surveillance footage in the gas station shooting case led to the arrest of Ladarean Lane, 18, and a juvenile suspect, who also was injured in the shooting. His injury was not life-threatening.

Ladarean Lane and the juvenile have been charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, felony reckless endangerment and possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony.

Rice and Areeyon Lane’s deaths marked the city’s 16th and 17th homicides of 2018. By this time last year, there had been 30 homicides.

Police ask anyone with information about the incidents to call 423-698-2525. Callers can remain anonymous.

Contact staff writer Rosana Hughes at [email protected] or 423- 757-6327 with tips or story ideas. Follow her on Twitter @HughesRosana.

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