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'Active shooter incident' reported in Chattanooga

by Donna Millsap - The Oregon Herald Thursday July 16, 2015    9:56 AM

CATTANOOGA - Police report a shooting at a Navy reserve center on Amnicola Highway in Chattanooga, Tennessee. A police officer was shot at a Navy recruitment building.

"This is a very, very terrible situation and we need to go figure out how we can handle it," said Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke.

A witness in Chattanooga told reporters that she saw a gunman fire shots at a building that houses military recruiting offices Thursday morning.

The witness, Gina Mule, said she was watching through a window from a restaurant where she works as a server. In an earlier account, she said she** saw a man with "a high-powered rifle" fire multiple shots around 10:50 a.m. ET.

Officials gave conflicting information about where exactly the shooting happened.

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.

Witness Gina Mule said she heard "Pow, pow, pow!" around 10:50 a.m. ET.

"I don't know how many shots he fired, but it was a lot," she said.

Chattanooga State Community College asked people on its main campus to stay inside because of a "confirmed shooting," the school said on Twitter.