Dec 25, 2011

Nine people were shot, though no
deaths were reported, after gunfire broke out at a teenagers'
party at a nightclub in Chattanooga and another location
nearby, Tennessee, a police official said on Sunday.

Police were called to the "teen party" in downtown
Chattanooga at around midnight on Saturday following reports of
multiple gun shots, the Chattanooga Police Department said in a

Several revelers were struck and wounded by gunfire,
including a 17-year-old boy who was hit in the pelvis and
underwent surgery at a local hospital, department spokesman
Sgt. Jerri Weary said.

An off-duty Chattanooga police officer working at the
nightclub where the party was being held, fired at a suspect
who pointed a gun at him during the shootings, Weary said. The
officer was not hit during the incident.

At the same time, police also responded to a second
shooting nearby, although it was not immediately clear if the
incidents were related.
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