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Elkhart Police investigating fatal shooting on S.10th Street

ELKHART, Ind. -- Elkhart Police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened in the 1700 block of S. 10th Street.

Police were called to the area Wednesday afternoon and located the scene of the shooting.

The victim was taken to Elkhart General Hospital by an acquaintance.

He was later pronounced dead.

No arrests have been made, but police do not believe residents in the area are in any danger.

The shooting happened around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon and ABC 57 was the first on scene.

Emergency responders surrounded the area and taped off the block with crime scene tape.

Police are now looking for the killer.

Panic filled the 1700 block of South 10th Street in Elkhart after the deadly shooting.

Some neighbors who witnessed the shooting spoke off camera with ABC 57 News as they feared retaliation.

Deadra Warren was in town taking care of her mother when she heard about the shooting from her sister, who told her to be cautious.

"She let us know that the police was barricading the area because of a shooting," said Warren. "This is not acceptable. This is not acceptable behavior in any way."

According to neighbors, the shooter walked up to a silver vehicle and allegedly shot the victim multiple times.

Another neighbor says bullet holes were visible on that silver vehicle and that they heard more than 5 gun shots.

The shooter allegedly ran away.

Warren wants people to speak up and take responsibility.

"Nothing’s gonna be solved unless everybody gets rid of the fear and begin to speak up for what’s right," said Warren. "If there’s something that you know, say something."

Still, Warren feels this was an avoidable tragedy.

"it was too close to home," said Warren. "It was way too close to home."

Police have yet to identify the victim and continue looking for the suspect.

Neighbors say the violence has been on the rise this past summer.

They want police officers to patrol more often.

If you have any information on this deadly shooting, you are urged to contact the Elkhart Police Department.

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