UPDATE: On Sunday, police officials said the circumstances of the incident are still being investigated. ERPD is requesting that anyone with information regarding the shooting is urged to contact Investigator Davis or call the confidential tip line at 423-867-0016.
Early Saturday evening East Ridge police responded to a call of a person shot in the 400 block of South Moore Road.
According to ERPD Chief Clint Uselton, when officers arrived at 404 S. Moore at about 7 p.m, they encountered a man inside a white, customized Dodge Charger who had suffered a single gunshot wound to his upper extremities. The vehicle was located in the parking lot of the Chattanooga Funeral Home. The man was taken by Hamilton County EMS to Erlanger Medical Center. Officials at the scene said the man is expected to survive.
Chief Uselton said the man, who is in his mid-50s, called 911 when he was shot. He was communicating with officers at the scene. The victim, whose name was not released, was a resident of the Chattanooga area. Chief Uselton said the victim was not known to police and to his knowledge had no criminal record.
Officials said there were no witnesses to the incident and and in the early stages of the investigation have no theories as to why the man was shot. Officers blocked traffic from Anderson Avenue to South Terrace as they presumably searched the roadway for shell casings. The intersection was reopened at about 8 p.m.
An official with Chattanooga Funeral Home responded to the scene. He said that the funeral home had no visitations late Saturday and had closed at 5 p.m. in the evening.