Woman Shot at Cascades Motel in East Ridge

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EAST RIDGE, Tenn. (WDEF) – Police are investigating a shooting at a motel in East Ridge.

Shorty after 12 a.m., a woman was shot outside one of the rooms at Cascades Motel along Old Ringgold Road.

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A captain with the East Ridge Police told News 12 that the woman told them she shot herself in the leg.

She was rushed to the hospital by EMS.

Our news crew was told that when Police arrived on scene the woman was with a man she had just met.


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The man and woman had just checked into the motel together. The woman, who police say has a history of being hired for sex, stepped outside to use the phone; the man stayed inside the motel room.

He heard “a pop” and opened the door. The woman was outside and said, “I’ve been shot.”

Police tell us the man administered first-aide and several people in the area called 9-1-1.

When police got on scene they could not find a gun. They did, however, find a magazine, a gunshell casing, and two live rounds.

The possible “John” she was with has been taken aside and is being questioned by Police.

Police are still looking for the gun.

No names have been released.