3 Separate Shootings Early Sunday Morning Leave 1 Critically Injured, Another In Serious Condition

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Chattanooga Police responded to three shootings, early Sunday morning.

Jelani Sorrell, 33, was injured in the first shooting. Chattanooga Police officers responded at 1:26 a.m. to a person shot at the Sky Zoo Night Club. Upon arrival they were able to locate Sorrell suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Sorrell was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. He advised that the shooting took place at the 400 block of Central Drive. A crime scene was established at that location. 

LaSandra Burdette, 26, was injured in the second shooting. Chattanooga Police officers responded at 3:10 a.m. to a person shot at 2000 Ocoee St

Chattanooga Police responded to a local hospital on reports of a shooting victim who had arrived for treatment. She was suffering from a gunshot wound which was non-life threatening. 

Investigators were able to determine that the suspect and victim's vehicles were involved in a minor crash moments before the shooting took place. 

Cameron Wiggins, 28, was injured in the third shooting. Chattanooga Police officers responded at 3:35 a.m. to a shooting in the 1300 block of Gunbarrel Road.

Upon arrival, Chattanooga Police officers were able to locate the victim who was suffering from a gunshot wound. Wiggins was transported to a local hospital in serious condition. 

A crime scene was established and potential witnesses were interviewed. 

Members of the Violent Crimes Bureau are investigating these incidents. Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding these incidents to call 423-698-2525

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