Gunshots apparently led to a seven-car crash that occurred in Chattanooga, Tennessee, late Wednesday morning.
The Chattanooga Police Department is still investigating the circumstances surrounding the car crash that took place on Brainerd Road near the Krystal restaurant, according to WTVC-TV. One of the cars was riddled with bullet holes, although none of the people involved in the crash suffered from gunshot wounds.
The police investigating the pileup later issued a statement, confirming that the crash resulted from an unknown person firing shots at an SUV, WTVC reported. The crash allegedly resulted when the driver of the SUV realized that he or she was being fired upon and subsequently reacted. Spokesman Kyle Miller with the CPD said that several people were involved directly in the crash, and several were taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Further information is still being gathered, and although no suspect has been named as of yet, investigators say that they are following up with several leads.
The Chattanooga Police Department issued several tweets documenting the car crash to reveal further details and pictures as they came.
Brainerd Rd (Spring Creek to MooreRd) blocked due to traffic accident involving 7 cars. Please find alternate route of travel— Chattanooga Police (@Chattanooga Police)1454517542.0
Brainerd Rd (Spring Creek-MooreRd) blocked due to traffic accident involving 7 cars. Find alternate route of travel https://t.co/C8689yMuGz— Chattanooga Police (@Chattanooga Police)1454517679.0
Brainerd Rd (Spring Creek to MooreRd) blocked due to crash, no major injuries to report #chanews https://t.co/BDVjgvCLm8— Chattanooga Police (@Chattanooga Police)1454518014.0
At this time the cause of the wreck appears to be due to the confirmed gunfire. Only one vehicle on scene was hit by bullets #chanews— Chattanooga Police (@Chattanooga Police)1454519231.0
Brainerd Rd (Spring Creek to MooreRd) will be reopened in the next 15 to 20 minutes— Chattanooga Police (@Chattanooga Police)1454520536.0
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