Man shot during altercation in Elkhart

On Saturday evening, at approximately 11:20 p.m., the following statement was released by the Elkhart Police Department: 

On Saturday December 27, 2014 at 7:58 PM officers were dispatched to 600 East Boulevard, Elkhart General Hospital, in regards to a subject who had been battered. During treatment and the investigation, it was discovered the subject had been shot. 

The victim advised while in the area of Marion Street and 6th Street he was involved in an altercation. The victim advised during the altercation the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot him. The victim had a gunshot wound to the hand and lip. The victim advised a friend transported him to the hospital for treatment. At this time the victim is being treated at Elkhart General Hospital.

The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 6'0 weighing 200 pounds. There is no clothing description.

The case remains under investigation.

Anybody with information is asked to call the Elkhart Police Department at 574-295-7070 or the Tip Line at 574-389-4777.

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