Man Shot in Osceola Mobile Home Community

By: Kari Huston
By: Kari Huston

Plans for a quiet Monday night at home were interrupted by gunfire for the Warren family. “I've not really seen anything like this in our neighborhood before. I've never seen anything like this in my life,” says Amy Warren.

Amy and her husband heard four shots in the Cobus Green mobile home community just before 6 o'clock. When Amy looked out the window she says she saw a maroon car being followed by a brown car, inside the brown car were four black men.

“They stopped right out front here and she rolled out of her car and said the people behind her were robbing her,” Warren recalls. “My husband grabbed her and threw her in the house and we called 9-1-1.”

When Amy went back outside she found a man lying outside the maroon car, he'd been shot. “I saw him laying there and I said, 'Oh my God, He's dead!' and my husband said ‘put a blanket on him’. So I did and he still had a gun in his hand. I got scared and I said ‘don't move’ and I ran back in the house because I have two kids and they were really scared,” Amy explains.

The 30-year-old victim was taken to Elkhart General Hospital. Police have not yet released his name.

“He did sustain injuries to both his abdomen and his head,” says Trevor Wendzonka, a spokesman for the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department. “We have no reason to believe that it was a random act, but that will be determined in the coming hours and days.”

The Sheriff's Department won't speculate about a motive. The young woman rescued from gunfire by the warren family, hugged her own family tonight. They're say they’re very thankful she's alive.

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