Man sent to hospital with serious injuries after shooting in Elkhart
On Tuesday morning one man is sent to the hospital with serious injuries after a shooting in Elkhart.
Elkhart Police say the man is an 18-year-old and was taken to South Bend Memorial Hospital.
Police spent the morning collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses to catch the person or people responsible for the shooting.
One witness took cell phone video at the crime scene.
“Yea I just showed up and saw the guy on the ground there was a crowd of people around but no ambulance had showed up,” says the woman who took the video but did not want to give her name.
In the video you hear sirens as police and ambulance arrived outside River Run Apartments around 9:30 a.m.
The video shows a group of witnesses on the scene. Many of them were too reluctant to show their face on camera.
One woman who was on the scene before police and EMT’s did talk to ABC57 but also did not want to give her name.
“My first instinct was to rush over to him to make sure he was ok and keep talking to him to make sure he was awake,” says the anonymous witness.
The woman lives at River Run Apartments and says after hearing gun shots she ran outside to comfort the man lying in the middle of the street.
“I just felt like if it was me I would want somebody to come check on me and try and keep me awake and it just felt like the right thing to do,” says the woman.
Police were gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses on the scene until around 12 p.m.
“It’s troubling, 9:30 in the morning to have somebody get shot in the middle of an intersection,” says Sergeant Chris Snyder of the Elkhart Police Department.
The woman who was with the victim says he did not live at the complex but she knew she needed to help.
“I don’t even know the guy but I felt for him,” says the anonymous witness.