Police investigate early morning shooting at Miami Hills Apartments
SOUTH BEND, Ind – South Bend Police are investigating a shooting that occurred around 3:30 Saturday morning. The incident happened in the 3400 block of High Street on the South Side.
The identity of the victim is not known but police say a 24-year-old male suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder.
Police are saying that his injuries are non-life-threatening.
The victim was apparently inside an apartment when shots were fired from outside.
Residents at Miami Hills Apartments are fed up.
“It’s gotten worse lately,” one woman who lives in the complex said,
She didn’t want to be shown on camera because of safety issues.
When it comes to gun safety, she said it is nonexistent.
“There ain’t none. That could have been my house they shot up in. They could have shot my grandchild,” she said. “Somebody’s got to stand up.”
That’s what a local Moms Demand Action group is trying to do and they are joining others around the country.
Moms Demand Action groups are rallying in cities around the nation to pressure Senators to act on gun safety.
“We wanted to go down there and really send a clear message to our senators that we really believe that the time has come that we need to encourage them to take positive actions on common sense gun reform,” Crickett Gibbons, a member of Moms Demand Action said.
Specifically asking that they pass background checks on all gun sales and strong federal red flag laws.
“While the mass shootings get a lot of the headlines, and people hear about those and react to those, there is gun violence that happens every single day in communities and cities across the country and south bend is no different,” Gibbons said.
The Miami Hills neighbor says there needs to be a stop to the buying and selling of illegal guns on the street.
“Something needs to be done. It’s crazy,” she said.
Several hundred people attended the rally in Indianapolis, despite the weather. Gibbons said there were other rallies in the state as well, like in Fort Wayne.
As for the investigation into this morning’s shooting, police have yet to name a suspect.