South Bend investigating shooting damage

NOW: South Bend investigating shooting damage


SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Police are trying to figure out who fired off shots that left a home and cars damaged in one South Bend neighborhood.

SBPD is investigating this case as vandalism because it left behind so much damage. It happened around 6:30 p.m. at the 1200 block of Miner St. and Sunnyside Ave. on Saturday. 

Neighbors who heard the shots said it's a sound none of them wanted to hear. Video from Snapchat captured what neighbors heard.

“I was on the porch and heard a bunch of gunshots," said Robert Clark. "Heard about 15 shots."

“I was up, just getting ready to do some baking for church on Sunday and heard a series of pops that didn’t sound like fireworks," said Rose Fournier.

Flashing lights and a heavy police presence followed the rounds of gunfire and left people worried. 

“I was scared, I told you, I ran in the house," said Clark. 

"A little nervous and scared,” said Fournier.  

Police say there were no injuries, but the bullets left behind a ton of damage, like grazing this fence twice, hitting this camper, and even leaving holes in two signs down the street. Police also found damage to three vehicles. 

Neighbors say they’re happy it wasn’t more serious, but call it an eye opening experience for their street. 

"You just have to watch your community, you have to watch your surroundings,” said Clark.  

"It was a realization that this dosen’t happen here often, but it does happen in some neighborhoods and how scary that is," said Fournier. 

Police say the investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers. 

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