4th Avenue shooting punctuates Chattanooga crime study decision

On the same afternoon that the Chattanooga City Council approved funding for a major crime-reduction initiative proposed by Mayor Andy Berke, a shooting on one of the city’s more troubled streets sent a victim to the hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.

Berke has made implementing the High Point model one of his top policy goals. Attempts by previous administrations to curb violent crime, particularly gang violence, have culminated in mixed results.

(Aside: Welcome David Morton to the government beat at Nooga.com.)

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