Shooting outside Century Center after Martin Luther King Jr. event

A 16-year-old boy was taken to the hospital Monday night with a superficial gunshot wound to the left arm after a shooting near South Bend's Century Center.

Around 15 officers were dispatched to the Century Center around 5:30 p.m. to be on standby because a large group of people would be leaving after a final Martin Luther King Jr. event. Officers are routinely on standby to help large groups exit the center and get across the street safely.

Shortly after the officers arrived, they received information about a young man who witnesses say had a weapon inside the Century Center.

"There was a gunshot that was heard in the exact vicinity of the Century Center and about the same time an individual did flee from the area that was apprehended somewhere in the area of St. Joe Street in downtown," said South Bend Police Division Chief Gary Horvath.

Police found a 16-year-old with a gunshot wound to the left arm near the College Football Hall of Fame. They say the weapon accidentally discharged when the teen was allegedly trying to threaten someone else.

Officials say the teen could face delinquency charges.


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