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East Ridge shooting sends one to hospital, suspect returns to scene Tuesday, police say

From NewsChannel 9: One person is in the hospital after being shot in East Ridge.


That’s according to the East Ridge Police Department (ERPD).


ERPD says dispatch received a call around 5:30 Tuesday afternoon about gun shots near an apartment complex on Roper Street.


While en route to the scene, officers say they received another call from someone who said the person shot was already on their way to Parkridge East Hospital in a private vehicle.


Officers also learned the alleged shooter had already left the scene in another vehicle.


But while they were securing the area, police say that person came back to the scene and said he was the one involved in the shooting.


ERPD says the victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.


Police say they’re holding a suspect for questioning.