Thursday, June 26 2014, 03:06 PM EDT
Violent 24 hours in Chattanooga
One day into his new gig as the Police Chief in Chattanooga and Fred Fletcher has his hands full.
In the last 24 hours, two people have been killed and another injured in shootings. The most recent shooting happened around 1:00am Thursday Morning. Chattanooga police say a person was shot near the 1200 block of E.38th Street. Police say the 50 year old Charles Hudson's injuries are non-life threatening.
Another shooting happened in the 1400 block of Bennett Ave. around 10:30pm Wednesday night. The call originally came in as "shots fired." Once on the scene, officers found 41 year old Charles King with gunshot wounds in a car. He was pronounced dead.
Captain David Woosley with the Chattanooga Police Department says the Bennett Ave Shooting is similar to another shooting that happened early Wednesday morning, but the two don't appear to be related.
That shooting on Wednesday morning happened at the intersection of S. Moore Road and S. Terrace Road. Police found a 32-year-old Cedric Mikes slumped over in the drivers side of a rental car that had gone down an embankment. The victim had gunshot wounds. There was blood on the door and a cracked drivers side window.
No arrests have been made in any of the most recent three shootings, but police say they have some leads.
Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher says he was brought in to the scenic city to support the Violence Reduction Initiative vision.
"Helping everyone in Chattanooga be and feel safe where they live, work, and play is my absolute top priority," said Fletcher, " because everything else is less important than being safe."
Be sure to stay with NewsChannel9 for updates on the murder investigations.