Three people were killed and at least 14 others were injured after gunfire erupted at a nightclub just before 2:45 am, with some being struck by bullets and others hit by fleeing vehicles, Jeremy Eames, a Chattanooga Police Department spokesperson said.
Among the three deaths, two stemmed from gunshot wounds and one was related to injuries the victim sustained when they were hit by a vehicle, Eames said.
Investigators believe multiple shooters used several types of firearms during the incident, police said. No arrests have been made and the motive for the shooting is unclear, but authorities believe it was an isolated incident in which one or more people were targeted.
“I’m tired of standing in front of you talking about guns and bodies,” Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly said at a news conference Sunday, delivering news of a mass shooting in the city for the second weekend in a row.
Chattanooga police arrested a 15-year-old male in connection with that shooting, the mayor’s office announced in a release Friday. He is charged with six counts of attempted murder, possessions of a weapon during the commission of a dangerous felony, unlawful possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment, the release said.
Investigators identified another suspect and were working to find that person as of Friday, according to the release.
Following the May shooting, Kelly said he was joining a group of mayors from across the nation calling on the Senate to pass gun safety laws. He reiterated the call Sunday, adding that he supports responsible gun ownership.
“Chattanooga will treat this like the crisis that it is,” he said Sunday of the city’s gun violence, vowing to work with the city council in the coming weeks to address the issue.
CNN’s Tina Burnside, Michelle Watson, Sara Smart and Claudia Dominguez contributed to this report.