Community members speak out after deadly South Bend shooting

NOW: Community members speak out after deadly South Bend shooting

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The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit is looking for information regarding this case. Please call Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP or 800-342-STOP with any information.

Photo courtesy Michiana Crime Stoppers/Facebook

The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit is looking for information regarding this case. Please call Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP or 800-342-STOP with any information.

Photo courtesy Michiana Crime Stoppers/Facebook

The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit is looking for information regarding this case. Please call Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP or 800-342-STOP with any information.


SOUTH BEND, Ind -- A 19 year old is pronounced dead, after a shooting early this morning on North Brookfield street.

Investigators spent almost 12 hours on the scene, gathering information on what led to the shooting, leaving one 19 year old dead.

Around 4 a.m. Sunday, officers arrived to the area after receiving a ShotSpotter alert about gunshots. They located shell casings and a gold Ford Taurus that had struck a parked car, spun and rolled onto its roof.

"The whole car flip and then the gunshots that were just coming right by and they got closer and closer to the point where me and my girlfriend had to like duck down to the bottom to make sure that we didn’t get hit by a bullet or something like that. It was just overall like, just very shocking. The whole thing," said witness Sergio Vazquez.

In the car was 21-year-old Tyresse Malone, who was taken to the hospital and later released and 19-year-old Benjamin Harris, who was the driver of the vehicle.

"It hit home, right? Because now I have a son, who is a victim of the shooting," said South Bend resident Vernado Malone.

People in the area say this hits home for them, as many children live and play on this block.

"We’re concerned. The neighbors are worried. They’re scared. It’s just really tragic that we’re experiencing this sort of behavior that’s almost become normalized," said District Common Council Member Henry Davis Jr.

Officials say no arrest have been made.

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