BREAKING NEWS: Chattanooga Police Confirm Officer Shot – WTVC

BREAKING NEWS: Chattanooga Police Confirm Officer Shot - WTVC
Officer-involved shooting at Waffle House
A police officer was shot in Chattanooga, Tenn., early Sunday during a confrontation outside a Waffle House restaurant, according to reports.

“Police and investigators are actively working the scene,” a police spokesperson told Chattanooga’s WTVC-TV.

Police say another person was also shot during the incident. The second person's condition has not been released.

Hours earlier, Chattanooga police detained one person after two people were reportedly shot near the entrance to the city’s Riverbend music festival, outside the Tennessee Aquarium.

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Both victims were shot in a parking lot, then were taken away for medical treatment but their conditions were unknown, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported.

Channel 3 is working to learn more details about the suspect and the events leading up to the shooting.

Police initially barred festival-goers from accessing their cars after the evening’s performances because investigators were still working in the parking area, which was considered an active crime scene, reports said.

Performers at the event included rapper Macklemore. It was the final night of the festival, the Times Free Press reported.

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