Woman pronounced dead after shooting at Phillips 66 in downtown South Bend

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A 24-year-old woman was shot and killed in South Bend and police are on the hunt for the suspect.

The shooting happened just before 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, at the Phillips 66 at LaSalle and Lafayette.

Investigators say the clerk called 9-1-1 to report a large fight in the parking lot. Emergency operators heard gunfire in the background of the call. Police arrived to find just a few witnesses along with the victim, DeAshay Thompson. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

One person was hurt in an unrelated shooting in the area of the 900 block of Olive Street. It happened around 3:30 a.m. on  Saturday. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the arm. There was no immediate word of any suspects or arrests in that case.

The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit released the following information:

At 2:26 am today, the Saint Joseph County dispatch Center received a 911 call from the clerk working at the Phillips 66 gas station located at LaSalle and Lafayette reference a large fight in the parking lot. As dispatch was speaking to the clerk, the call taker began to hear gunfire in the background. South Bend officers were immediately sent to the gas station. Once they arrived, they located only a few individuals left at the scene as everyone had fled the area once the  gunfire started.

Officers located a female victim who appeared to have suffered at least one gunshot wound. South Bend Fire Dept. medics arrived and transported her to Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. We are currently interviewing several witnesses and asking for the public’s assistance in solving this murder. We ask that those who were at the gas station prior to the shots being fired to contact Metro Homicide if they have any information that could help with our investigation. No arrests have been made at this point.

The victim is identified as: De Ashay Thompson, 24 years old

Metro Homicide 574-235-5009

Crime Stoppers 574-288-STOP (7867)

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