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South Bend Police say 5 people shot, 169 shots fired in less than 30 hours

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The South Bend Police Department is asking for help from the community after they say that 5 people were shot in less than 30 hours, including a 13-year-old and a dog. Police say at least 169 total shots were fired.

Police have released descriptions/reports of incidents where shots were fired or people were shot:

Friday, June 5 around 12:30 a.m.:

Police responded to reports of shots fired at the following locations:

  • 2000 block of W. Linden
  • 2300 block of W. Linden
  • 300 block of N. Johnson
  • 200 block of N. Jackson
  • 200 block on N. College
  • 1700 block of W. Florence
  • 500 block of N. College
  • 1300 block of W. Fassnacht
  • 1400 block of W. Fassnacht
  • 1300 block of Linden

Police confirmed that at least 71 total shots were fired at this time.

Police say occupants of multiples vehicles were shooting at each other. The cars allegedly driven were a white Chrysler and a black, possibly Nissan Maxima (or similar). The headlights of the one of the cars reportedly has a “blue haze.”

An individual with a gunshot wound also arrived at Memorial Hospital around this time. The victim told police that they were shot in the 2200 block of S. Franklin Street.

Evidence showed that at least one shot was fired involving the victim at the hospital.

Friday, June 5 around 2 p.m.:

Police were dispatched to the 1700 block of Kemble Avenue for shots fired.

Officers found a 13-year-old at the scene whom had been shot. The teenager was taken to the hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.

It was confirmed that at least 5 shots were fired.

Friday, June 5 around 5 p.m.:

Officers responded to the 1800 block of Webster Street after hearing shots fired.

Witnesses confirmed that shots were fired but police say no one was injured. At least two shots were fired.

Friday, June 5 around 5:30 p.m.:

Shots were allegedly fired in the area of Napier and Chestnut Streets. While en-route to the scene, dispatch informed officers that a dog had been shot and killed.

Dispatched also told officers that there was a shooting victim in the 1400 block of W. Dubail Street.

The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.

Evidence collected by police showed that the victim had been shot on Chestnut Street and then they made their way to Dubail Street.

Police confirmed that at least 4 shots were fired during this incident.

Friday and Saturday during the night through the morning:

Between 11 p.m. and 2:20 a.m., officers were called to the area of Olive and Bertrand Streets three separate times in relation to reports of shots fired.

It was confirmed that 54 shots were fired. Each time officers arrived, the cars in the area would disperse.

No one was injured during these incidents.

Saturday, June 6 around 2:20 a.m.:

A residence in the 1000 block of W. Kinyon Street had been struck by gunshots. Police say no one was injured and at least 8 shots were fired.

Saturday, June 6 around 4 a.m.:

Shots were allegedly fired in the area of McKinley Avenue and Ironwood Drive. Police confirmed that at least 4 shots were fired. No one was injured.

Saturday, June 6 around 5:30 a.m.:

Police were called to Olive and Bertrand Streets for a fourth time for shots fired. Two victims in this incident were transported to the hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.

Police recovered 74 bullet casings and say there could be more.

All of these incidents are under investigation.

In a press release, the Department said that now more than ever there needs to be an “end to this reckless, dangerous, and criminal behavior.”

If you know any information that may lead to an arrest, you are encouraged to contact the South Bend Police Department Investigative Bureau at 235-9263 or to call Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288STOP or 800-342-STOP.

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