Shooting that injured two IUSB baseball players not linked to gang war
SOUTH BEND, Ind.-- Elkhart County Prosecuting Attorney, Vicki Becker, said the shooting that injured two IUSB students was not a part of a larger gang war.
In April, Prosecutors rolled out charges for the suspect, 19 year-old Myron Draine.
Investigators said the shooting was the result of an argument between gang members in South Bend and Draine, who allegedly is a member of a gang in Elkhart.
“Can I say that there’s a turf war in between one or the other? No, not at all,” Becker said. “People don’t really care where a county line is. Just because there’s a county line on a map it doesn’t necessarily change relationships.”
Draine and two other friends ended up at a party on March 31 held for IUSB baseball players after seeing it advertised on social media.
Investigators said that after Draine got into an argument near members of the Latin Kings who were at the party, he left the residence on North Notre Dame Avenue but fired shots towards the house.
Two IUSB baseball players were injured in the shooting.
Cooper Hake was grazed by a bullet while Marty Ewing was left paralyzed by the shooting.