Two Nashville men shot in the face, Chattanooga man pistol whipped in home invasion, robbery

Chattanooga Times Free Press | Two Nashville men shot in the face, Chattanooga man pistol whipped in home invasion, robbery

Two men from Nashville were shot in the face and a Chattanooga man was pistol whipped late Tuesday following a home invasion on North Hawthorne Street, according to Chattanooga police spokeswoman Sgt. Jerri Weary.

Chattanooga Police detained two men this morning for questioning and currently have them in custody. Their names have not yet been released.

The two victims of the shooting are in critical condition at Erlanger hospital.

Sgt. Weary said the suspects robbed the people inside the house at 1096 N. Hawthorne St. shortly after 11 p.m., but went back into the home moments later and shot the unidentified Nashville men in the face and beat the Chattanooga man on the head.

One man was transported to Erlanger hospital by ambulance and another taken in a car. Both shooting victims are listed in critical condition.

Police are not releasing the names and conditions of the victims until family members are notified.

Officers with the Major Crimes Division are investigating and a description of the suspects has not been released.