South Bend shooting reported on Saturday afternoon

NOW: South Bend shooting reported on Saturday afternoon


SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- As Notre Dame students are moving back to school this weekend, they are coming back to another report of a shooting in the city.  This time, it’s not too far from where they’re settling back in.

The call came in around 5:30 p.m on Saturday afternoon.

The incident took place on the 1500 block of W. Oak Hill Dr.

A male victim, 28, was reported to have a gunshot wound to the chest. 

He was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Officials spoke to witnesses who said that the victim approached a vehicle then shots were fired. 

Another man described as a black male, exited the vehicle and ran away.

ABC57 spoke with a witness who claims to have been in the action of the scene. 

David Tchouban says it started when he saw two men at the gas station in an argument near a vehicle. "I heard six or seven shots." he said. 

He explained that he saw a family next to him and knew he had to do something." At that time, I pulled my pistol out to protect them. To get in between the van and the family. He pointed the gun at me; I told him to drop it," Tchouban said.

He also says he watched one man flee the scene in a car, while the other man took off running. Tchouban says he chased the man on foot down to the apartment complex next door. "He kept reaching in his pockets. I told him not to. I had him at gunpoint until police showed up."

The vigilante is concerned about crime in the city, but today he was in the right place at the right time. 

"I'm just glad i was here to protect that family, and to protect other citizens here."

Police recovered a handgun from the scene. 

Anyone who may have information on this case should call South Bend Police at 235-9201 or Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP.

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