UPDATE: 2nd victim dies following weekend shootings


Deputy Coroner Chuck Hurley has confirmed to Newscenter 16 that a second victim has died following a string of violence in South Bend.

20-year-old Jarina Bailey was pronounced dead just after 11 p.m. on Sunday.

Bailey was one of two victims who died following the violence. The other was 29-year-old Dominique Jackson. Police found Jackson with gunshot wounds at one of three locations where shots were fired over the weekend.

Jackson worked at the Studebaker National Museum for about three and a half years now and in that time many he worked with considered him family.

“He was such a hard worker. He worked here part time and he also worked with a fellow putting in furnaces. He was doing some handyman chores for a fellow that is across the street that is doing something to his house, he just, very ambitious,” says Studebaker National Museum Executive Director, Rebecca Bonham.

“He didn’t know a stranger including visitors in here. He would stop and tell people things if he overheard somebody speculating on, I wonder why they did this, he would stop and tell them,” she continues

That's why it was so hard for many to hear the news about his death Saturday after a shooting in the 1300 block of North Huey.

“He had just bought a house that needed a lot of work, but he could do it and was so excited about fixing it up and moving in. He was just a family man he loved his son,” says Bonham.

Rebecca stopped by Jackson’s home Monday to give her condolences. She says the family is still in shock.

While this is such a sad and shocking time for many, Rebecca says she will always remember Jackson’s personality.

All three shootings took place within half a mile of one another. The first happened around 11 p.m. on Saturday in the 1300 block of North Huey Street. Just 30 minutes later, the second shooting happened in the 1800 block of Lincolnway West. Finally, around 2:30 on Sunday afternoon, shots were fired near the intersection of Huey and Vassar streets.

Jackson was found at the first shooting on North Huey Street in critical condition. He later died of his injuries.

At the second incident, police arrived on scene to find three women who had been shot, one was Jarina Bailey.

The St. Joseph County Coroner finished autopsies for both Jackson and Bailey, ruling both a homicide.

According to a press release, County Metro Homicide is actively investigating these shootings and believes all three are related, and possibly gang-related.


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