A 16-year-old boy was killed and another juvenile injured after they were shot in South Bend. Police were called to the 1500 block of Fellows Street around 4:50 p.m. on Monday, April 12, where they found the two boys who had suffered apparent gunshot wounds.
Investigators have not released information about the circumstances that led to the shooting, but did confirm they are searching for a suspect who was seen running down an alley.
The condition of the second victim has been stabilized. The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit is leading the investigation.
Anybody with has information is asked to contact Metro Homicide or Michiana Crime Stoppers.
The following information was sent to 95.3 MNC from the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit:
UPDATE: At approximately 9:30 p.m., one of the shooting victims from this
investigation, a 16 year old male, was pronounced deceased at a local medical facility.
His name is being withheld at this time, and will be released when family and relatives
have been notified.
An autopsy date and time have not yet been established.
No arrests have been made at the issuance of this release. This is an active and ongoing investigation. If anyone has information, they are encouraged to please contact
County Metro Homicide at 235-5009 or Michiana Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP.
ORIGINAL RELEASE: On April 12, 2021 at approximately 3:48 p.m. officers of
the South Bend Police Department responded to the 1500 block of S. Fellows Street in
South Bend, IN regarding a shooting. Officers discovered two males who had suffered
apparent gunshot wound[s]. The victims were transported to a local medical facility and
are currently undergoing treatment for their wounds. Preliminary indications of the
injuries sustained by one of the victims is grave.
Per protocol, the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit was activated and
is currently handling the investigation. C.M.H.U. investigators are withholding the
identity of the victims as they are both juveniles.
This is an active and on-going investigation. If anyone has information, they are
encouraged to please contact County Metro Homicide at 235-5009 or Michiana Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP.