UPDATE: Wilcox Boulevard shooting turns deadly, Chattanooga News, Weather – Sports
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UPDATE: Police found a Chattanooga man shot to death after he crashed his car into a business on Wednesday.
Officers are investigating the circumstances behind the shooting that happened on Wilcox Boulevard.
The harm left by the car has now been covered up. The owners are learning about what happened as they repair the building.
Crime gauze is all that’s left for this business proprietor to pick up.
A car crashed into the building that houses Wedgewood Cleaners. It left a crevice and bricks on the ground.
"We’ve been here forty years. We’ve never had anything like this happen, so I just think it’s one of those things that you never know what’s going to happen," Walter Chapman, one of the owners of Wedgewood Cleaners.
Chapman said his brother called and told him what happened.
Police said a man was found inwards the car and had been shot several times. He later died.
"I would never want that to happen to anybody. It’s a real tragedy, honestly," Chapman said.
Police identified the man who was killed as 39-year-old Desmond Clay. His cousin, Boaz Delaney, said he was an essential part of the family.
"Outside of my brothers and my mother and my wifey, that was my best friend. It’s hard to explain," Boaz Delaney, the victim’s cousin said.
Delaney and other family members are coping with his death. He said Clay was a father to ten kids and working to turn his life around.
Trio Plus You featured him in a segment in June of 2016.
"He was attempting to get hisself together. Stopped running the streets, got a job. He was doing things the way he desired things to be done however," Delaney said.
Reminders of how his cousin died are rough for Delaney to see. He said the family has had other unexpected deaths this year too.
Delaney hopes his message will encourage others to stop the violence.
"For my family, we lost some love. A lot of love. Desmond was a loving person," Delaney said.
One of the owners told Channel three they have insurance for the business. They hope it will cover the cost of the harm.
If you heard or spotted anything suspicious, Chattanooga police are asking that you give them a call on the Homicide Peak Line at 423-643-5100.
UPDATE: Chattanooga police confirm the victim of this morning’s shooting on Wilcox Blvd. has died.
Police say the victim, 39-year-old Desmond Clay, suffered numerous gunshot wounds inwards a car that crashed into a business.
Anyone in the area that may have heard or witnessed anything suspicious, is asked to call investigators using the Homicide Peak Line at 423-643-5100.
PREVIOUS STORY: Chattanooga police confirm a person was shot on Wilcox Blvd. near Moss Street. It was reported around Ten:30 last night.
Police say that the victim was taken to the hospital, their condition is unknown at this time, no suspect information is available.
Chattanooga police also confirmed in a separate incident that a victim demonstrated up at an area hospital with a gunshot wound.
No other information is available at this time. This shooting happened just hours after that very first incident.
Stay with Channel three as these stories develop.