CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee — Authorities were investigating an “active shooter incident” Thursday at the Naval Reserve Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Fire Chief Randy Jackson said.
“Horrific incident in our community,” tweeted Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke. “We will release details as they are confirmed. Prayers to all those affected.”
Jackson said paramedics were standing by but had not transported anyone at this time.
Photos posted on Twitter by media outlets showed police blocking a road and a large number of patrol cars.
A witness in Chattanooga, Tennessee, told CNN that she saw a man with “a high-powered rifle” fire multiple shots at her store from a silver Mustang. Gina Mule said she heard “Pow, pow, pow!” around 10:50 a.m. ET.
Chattanooga State University asked people on its main campus to stay inside because of a “confirmed shooting,” the school said on Twitter.