Double homicide investigation underway near LaSalle Park Homes in South Bend

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(Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC)

UPDATE FROM SOUTH BEND POLICE: The South Bend Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit is investigating a double homicide that led to an overnight response from our SWAT Team.

Around 12:15 am on Saturday, officers were called to the area of Jefferson and Wellington (LaSalle Park Homes) on reports of a shooting.

Upon arrival, they located 32-year-old Eric Johnson, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

Johnson was transported to the hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.

As officers were investigating, they were informed that a possible second victim had been taken to the 1100 block of Cedar Street.

When officers arrived, they located 25-year-old Annaliese Matson, who had succumbed to apparent gunshot injuries.

Through an investigation, officers learned a witness with multiple warrants may have been inside a residence near where Matson was discovered.

After several attempts to make contact with anyone inside the home, the South Bend Police Department’s SWAT Team was activated, but ultimately no arrests were made.

The South Bend Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit is handling the investigation and has interviewed several individuals.

This is believed to be an isolated incident and there is no ongoing threat to the community.

The autopsies for Johnson and Matson are scheduled for Monday morning.

If you have any information about this incident, you’re encouraged to leave an anonymous tip through Michiana Crime Stoppers by calling 574-288-STOP.

ORIGINAL STORY: The South Bend Police Department Violent Crimes Unit is investigating an apparent double homicide.

Officers were called around 12 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, on the report of a shooting in the area of Jefferson and Wellington near LaSalle Park Homes.

The South Bend Police SWAT Team was sent around 4 a.m. on Saturday to the 1100 block of Cedar Street after getting word that a person who might have been involved in the homicide was at that location. However, that person was not found at the scene.

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