CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – An officer who was injured in a Waffle House shooting has been listed in stable condition, authorities say.
Police in Chattanooga, Tennessee are on the hunt for a suspect who allegedly opened fire at a restaurant around 4 a.m. Sunday morning, striking an officer.
CPD officer shot at Waffle House on 23rd this morning after a disorder. He is in stable condition. pic.twitter.com/Z5vnKdRWhv
— BrentMcDonald (@BMCPhotog) June 2, 2019
The circumstances surrounding the shooting were not immediately clear, and the situation is continuing to unfold. Police confirmed that another person was injured in the shooting, but the names of the victim and the officer have not been released at this time.
A spokesperson for the Chattanooga Police released the following statement early Sunday morning. “At this time I can confirm we have had one of our officers shot. He has been transported to a local hospital. Police and investigators are actively working the scene.”
The officer’s condition has since been reported as stable.
One @ChattanoogaPD officer is in stable condition after being shot at 4 am outside the Waffle House on 23rd street. We’re told another person was also shot from the scene. We’re working to learn more details and you can count on @newschannelnine for the latest information. pic.twitter.com/FbBZXA7xRc
— Sam Luther (@SamLutherNC9) June 2, 2019
Reports indicated that police are still looking for the suspect involved in the shooting. The suspect was last seen in the area 4th Avenue and 23rd Street.
“Police and investigators are actively working the scene,” a police spokesperson said.
Just hours earlier, another shooting took place in the Tennessee city. Fox reported that Chattanooga police detained one person after two people were reportedly shot near the entrance to the city’s Riverbend music festival, outside the Tennessee Aquarium.
Both victims were shot in a parking lot and were transported to a nearby medical facility. Their condition is unknown at this time. Police closed down the parking lot to investigate the shooting, preventing festival-goers from being able to retrieve their cars after the final night of perfomances.
The two events do not appear to be linked.
These situations are still developing. Law Enforcement Today will continue to bring you updates to this story as they become available.