Violent weekend in South Bend leaves 1 teen dead and 2 people injured

NOW: Violent weekend in South Bend leaves 1 teen dead and 2 people injured


SOUTH BEND, Ind.--  Three separate shootings in just a 24 hour period.

The City of South Bend experiencing a string of violence over the weekend.

Authorities now asking for the community’s help to catch those responsible and bring them to justice. 

Three shootings, two injured and one teen dead just over the weekend.

The first happened along North Brookfield Street near California Avenue Saturday evening around 6 p.m.

Officers found a male gunshot victim, identified as 16-year-old Fredrick Williams, inside that vehicle which had several bullet holes in it.

Although they rendered aid to the victim and called for medical personnel, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The second occurring just before 8 p.m. on Fassnacht Avenue.

Officers found one person shot and was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Only a few hours later, a third shooting near Sunnyside and Madison on the City's Northeast side.

One person was shot but suffered non-life threating injuries there as well.

“I understand that emotions run high typically when we have these. But we’ve had way too many. Anything above zero is way too many. But this year specifically when you have over 100 people shot and now we have  yet another homicide, this should not be happening. Not in our community, not in South Bend," said South Bend Police Chief, Scott Ruszkowski.

An autopsy for 16-year-old Frederick L. Williams is scheduled for Monday morning.

If you have any details that may help in all three investigations, your urged to contact the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit or  Michiana crime stoppers. 

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