UPDATE: One victim dies after South Bend Ave double shooting
Posted: Oct 30, 2014 11:52 PM EDT | Updated: Oct 31, 2014 12:58 PM EDT
Metro Homicide commander Tim Corbett said Rankin is 5'4, 165 pounds, has several tattoos, and he lived in the Miami Hills Apartment Complex.
Corbett said, "He's armed, he's dangerous, he shot into a highly populated area, he was very accurate with his abilities to use his weapon. If you see him call the police. Let us handle it. If you know where he is, turn him in. If you're hiding him out, and we find out, we're coming after you.”
26-year-old Tommy Thompson died from a gunshot wound on Thursday. His father Rick Thompson was also injured in the shooting but he is expected to recover.
Corbett said, “By the grace of God, no one else was hit.”
Metro Homicide continued collecting evidence on Thursday afternoon.
One resident said she saw some suspicious activity before the shooting on Wednesday. She said men who are not police were walking around with guns.
Ebony Logan said, “All these men came out here with sniper rifles one had on a ski mask and one had on gloves in broad daylight. There were kids out here. It's like are you are fixing to come kill me and my family?”
One witness recalled the tragic scene and the victim lying in a pool of blood.
Yusef Touray said, “I saw this man in a red truck come out screaming that his son got shot.”
Police don't believe the double shooting is connected to gang activity at this time. They said the suspect and victims were acquainted with each other.
Claudia Jones said, “Put the guns down before ya'll hit one of these babies. These babies deserve a chance to live. While ya'll on that dumb stuff these babies deserve a chance to live. My daughter live out here with my three grandkids if anything would have happened to them I don't know what I would do.”