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One man locked up, another hospitalized after shooting

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- One man is locked up and another is in the hospital after a shooting in downtown South Bend.

It happened just South of Jefferson Boulevard on Williams Street around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Some time later, police say they saw a man wondering through a nearby park, carrying a gun and shouting, "I hope I haven't killed my friend. Police then arrested the man in connection to the shooting.

Neighbors that live in the building said the man was shot once in the lower abdomen. Police say the victim lives in an apartment on the top floor of the building.

Police said the man was shot inside his apartment and managed to go down a flight of stairs and knock on a neighbor's door for help.

The apartment building, which is owned by United Way, houses people suffering from AIDS.

I talked to one neighbor who has lived next to the building for 14 years and said there has been nothing but trouble since the apartment changed ownership.

"Well, I don't like it, but there's nothing really we can do about it. We tried telling United way -- they say they are going to get rid of the people and then we see the same people there," said John Unger.

Unger said police have been called out the apartments several times. Last month Unger and his daughter said they found a women dead on the porch. A few weeks later, Unger said police were called again for shots fire. Police later arrested someone for firing off rounds from the balcony of the apartment building.

Neighbors say the victim is expected to be okay.


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