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Three people were killed after multiple gunmen fired shots outside a bar in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Police say at least 14 people were shot in the 2100 block of McCallie Avenue Sunday morning. Three others were struck by cars as they fled for safety.
Two of the deceased were killed in the shooting. The other died after being hit by a car. Several victims were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.
The attack comes just hours after multiple shooters fired into a large crowd of weekend revelers in downtown Philadelphia, killing three and injuring 11.
It is also the latest in a string of vicious shootings that have ripped across the US in recent weeks, including one at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, a hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma and at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
Three people were killed after multiple gunmen fired shots outside a bar in Chattanooga, Tennessee
Investigators are stationed in the 2100 block of McCallie Avenue after multiple shooters opened fired outside Mary’s Bar & Grill around 2.45am Sunday
Police responded to Mary’s Bar & Grill on McCallie Avenue after shots rang out around 2.45am Sunday.
Investigators are unsure what prompted the gunfire, but note at least 17 people, including one juvenile, were victims of the deadly incident.
It is unclear if the juvenile is among the injured or deceased.
A manhunt is underway for the shooters, however police cannot confirm exactly how many gunmen they are searching for, WTVC reported.
The area surrounding the bar was blocked off with crime scene tape and expected to remain closed for several hours while investigation is underway.
Police Chief Celeste Murphy told reporters the shooting is likely an isolated incident and they don’t believe there is any ongoing threat to the community.
Police say 14 people were shot and three others struck by cars as they ran away to seek shelter from the gunfire
Two of the deceased were killed in the shooting. The other died after being hit by a car
Several victims were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries
A Chattanooga resident who appeared to driving past the bar when shots were fired posted footage of the incident on Facebook.
More than 20 shots ring out in the short 11-second clip, prompting the woman to duck for cover in her car.
Tabby, a Chattanooga resident, (pictured) posted video of the shooting on Facebook. More than 20 shots ring out in the short 11-second clip
Other locals are seen running past her vehicle as they tried to escape the barrage of bullets.
‘Lawwwd we almost died,’ the woman, whose name on Facebook is Tabby Tab, captioned the video.
In another post, she referred to the shooting as ‘stupid a** s**t.’
Another video, shared online by resident Laquena Donegan, showed a large crowd and several vehicles were gathered in the streets at the time of the shooting.
The revelers appeared to be socializing amongst themselves, with those in the cars revving their engines, when shots unexpectedly rang out.
Donegan kept recording during the aftermath of the shooting, which saw bargoers frantically trying to locate their loved ones. At least one man was seen lying on the ground while bystanders tried to help him.
Police allege the incident is not connected to a shooting that broke out just hours earlier about three miles down the road, according to the TV station.
Three people were injured when a shooter opened fire on Fort Street, near the Chattanooga Convention Center and Finley Stadium, around 11pm Saturday.
The nature of their injuries remains unknown at this time.
Another video shared online showed a large crowd was gathered in the streets when shots rang out
Several stationary cars lined the road before the gunmen opened fire on the group
The shootings come the weekend after six teens were wounded during an exchange of gunfire in a downtown Chattanooga business district.
The victims- two 15-year-old girls, three 15-year-old boys, and one 13-year-old boy – were shot on Saturday, May 28 around 11.45pm the Cherry Street area.
The shooting involved two groups of people that appeared to have been advancing toward each other in an altercation, when two individuals in one group pulled guns and fired at the other group.
Authorities believe one or more teens were targeted, but that some victims were hit unintentionally.
The shootings come the weekend after six teens were wounded during an exchange of gunfire in a downtown Chattanooga business district. Police are pictured at the scene of the May 28 shooting
The shooting involved two groups of people that appeared to have been advancing toward each other in an altercation, when two individuals in one group pulled guns and fired at the other group. Officers are pictured investigating the Cherry Street shooting on May 28