Violent end to the weekend in South Bend with two shootings

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It was a violent end to the weekend in South Bend as two people were shot in two separate shootings.

One of the shootings happened around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, in the 400 block of South Walnut Street.

Officers found the victim, a 17 year old male, who suffered non-life-threatening wounds to his the arm and side.

He was treated and released from the hospital.

Through the initial investigation, officers learned the victim and friends were walking near the park when approached by two unknown black males asking questions. One of the two male then pulled out a gun and shot at the group, hitting the victim.

The shooting suspect described as a black male, possibly in his late teens with a skinny build. He was wearing all black clothes and black shoes. The other male was described as a black male, possibly in his late teens with braided hair and wearing all black.

Both males left in a black Chevrolet Impala.

This case remains under investigation by the South Bend Police Investigative Bureau.
Anyone with information can contact the police department at 574-235-9201 or Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP

The second shooting happened after 10 p.m.

Police received a ShotSpotter alert in the 500 block of N. William St. The victim, an adult male, was found outside Frank’s Place in the 300 block of Marion Street. His identity was being withheld Monday morning, when he was listed in critical condition.

The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit was called to the scene to investigate and was still on the scene early Monday morning. Several witnesses have been interviewed in the case.

So far, there is no word on the circumstances that led to the shooting. There is no word of any suspects or arrests.

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