Chattanooga student shot, killed near high school

Chattanooga student shot, killed near high school (Image 1)
Chattanooga student shot, killed near high school (Image 1)

A Chattanooga high school student was shot and killed near a local high school Monday morning, ABC affiliate WTVC-TV reports.

According to the television station, the incident occurred in the 2600 block of Carr Street around 10:30 a.m.

The victim, whose identity was not immediately released, was a student at Howard High School.

Initial reports indicate the victim may have been chased from the school's property by the gunman.

Police arrested 18-year-old Courtney Birt in relation to the shooting just after 1 p.m.

A motive was not immediately known.

Howard High School was placed on a lockdown immediately following the shooting.

According to the school's principal, the gunman was never inside the school.

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*WTVC-TV contributed to this report.

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