Neighbors on edge after shooting outside of Rick's Mart
SOUTH BEND, Ind. --Neighbors are on edge after a 27-year-old South Bend man was shot outside of Rick’s Mart on the corner of Kenmore Street and West Western Avenue around seven Saturday night.
Hester Nelson says she was not sure what was going on at Rick’s Mart on West Western Avenue when she turned on Kenmore Street on her drive home.
“I seen the police had that taped off so I assumed that something had happened over at the munchie mart,” said Nelson.
What she found out from her neighbors was frightening.
“They heard some shots,” said Annie McBroom.
“A shooting or something was happening down there at the store,” said Nelson.
Officers say it started with a fight outside of Rick’s Mart around seven Saturday night and ended with 27-year-old James Carter being shot and rushed to Memorial Hospital.
Police say Rick’s Mart is known to have crime surrounding the business.
Back in July the convenience store wanted to expand the business and put in two gas pumps and a larger parking lot, but the common council voted that expansion down due to alleged illegal activity just outside of the store.