South Bend Police investigating two overnight shooting incidents

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South Bend Police are investigating whether there is a connection between two shooting incidents that took place during the early morning hours of Saturday, Sep. 14.

Around 12:05 a.m., officers heard gunfire while on patrol. They then saw two vehicles exchanging gunfire heading west on Orange Street. A pursuit of one the vehicles began and ended in the 500 block of Studebaker.

After a brief foot chase, officers detained Denzel Givens, 25. He was taken in for questioning and later arrested on preliminary charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and resisting law enforcement.

South Bend Police officers were also called to a hospital around 12:15 a.m. after a 25-year-old man arrived with a non-threatening wound to the cheek.

The victim told officers the incident happened in the area of Linden and Brookfield.

Anybody with information is asked to contact the South Bend Police Department at 574-235-9201 or Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP.

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