A man was found dead of a gunshot wound early Saturday night, Feb. 20, in the 1200 block of Brookfield Street in South Bend.
Police were called to the scene on the report of gunfire. When they arrived, they found the victim, Eugene Scott, 22, of South Bend, near an idling snowmobile.
They were not able to resuscitate him and Scott was pronounced dead. So far, there is no word of any suspects or arrests.
The following information was sent to 95.3 MNC from St. Joseph County Metro Homicide:
On February 20, 2021 at 6:51 p.m. South Bend Police officers responded to the 200 block of N. Brookfield Street in South Bend, IN regarding reports of gunfire.
When officers arrived, they heard the engine of a snowmobile idling and then discovered a male who had suffered an apparent gunshot wound[s]. Officers were not able to resuscitate the victim, and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.
A representative of the St. Joseph County Coroner Office was contacted and per protocol, the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit [C.M.H.U.] was activated and is currently handling the investigation. C.M.H.U. investigators have identified the victim to be: Eugene R. Scott, 22-years old and a resident of South Bend.
This is an active and ongoing death investigation. Updates will be provided hen more information is available for release.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit [CMHU] at 574-235-5009 or Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP.