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Person shot at Newcastle Apartments in East Ridge Wednesday morning

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UPDATE (Thursday):

Police identified the victim as 20-year-old Dequan Fuqua. East Ridge Police Assistant Chief Stan Allen says he was shot in the forearm, the shoulder, the right part of his torso, and was grazed on the chest.

The shooting hit three apartments other than Fuqua's. In two of them, people were inside, but no one else was hurt.

Bullets also hit two vehicles, both belonging to Fuqua and his girlfriend.

Anyone who knows anything about this incident is asked to call the East Ridge Police Department.

PREVIOUSLY:

East Ridge Police are investigating after a person was shot at Newcastle Apartments in East Ridge Wednesday morning.

East Ridge Police Assistant Chief Stan Allen says the incident happened at about 5:15 a.m. at 5700 Roper Street.

Allen says while on the way to the scene, officers encountered the unidentified victim in a private vehicle on the way to the hospital. Right now, we don't know the victim's condition.

Allen says officers at the victim's residence found shell casings and two vehicles that had been shot.

This is a developing story. Depend on us to bring you more information as we get them.

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