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Shooting on Western Avenue injures 18-year-old

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Investigators are looking into a shooting that happened Saturday night.

According to the South Bend Police Department, that incident took place at approximately 11:30 p.m. Saturday night  in the 1100 block of W. Western Avenue.

Officers were alerted to the shooting through ShotSpotter.

Upon arrival, police found property damage but initially were unable to locate a victim.

After a short time, police learned that David Pruitt, 18, arrived at a hospital with a back injury.

Pruitt is reported to be in serious condition at an Indianapolis hospital with a possible life-threatening wound, police say. 

Investigators learned there was a party at the time before shots were fired.

South Bend Police Investigative Bureau is handling the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call SBPD at 574-235-9201 or Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP.

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