Several South Bend shootings start the new year

NOW: Several South Bend shootings start the new year

Five shootings in the South Bend area start the new year, with four of them within city limits.

According to the South Bend Police Department, Memorial Hospital had two walk-in gunshot victims early New Year's morning.

Police say the first one happened around 12:15 a.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of E. Bowman Street.

The second happened about five hours later on Ford Street.

Officers were called to the third shooting just after midnight on Monday in the 1500 block of Lincoln Way West.

We're told all those victims are expected to be okay.

The fourth shooting, which unfolded in the 800 block of Ashland Avenue just before 11:30 p.m. Monday night, was deadly.

This marks the first homicide of the year in South Bend, and at last check no arrests have been made.

Within the past few hours, investigators identified the victim as 46-year-old Rachel Havrick.

Her autopsy is set for tomorrow.

Meanwhile, the St. Joseph County Police Department is still investigating an apparent drive-by shooting that sent a 19-year-old woman to the hospital Sunday night.

That scene was just outside of South Bend city limits on Fillmore Road, west of Mayflower.

If you have any information about any of these five shootings or possible suspects, call Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP to submit an anonymous tip.

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