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Seven-Car Crash in Chattanooga Caused by Gunfire

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"One of the cars was riddled with bullet holes, although none of the people involved in the crash suffered from gunshot wounds."

Image via Twitter @chattanoogaPD

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.

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