UPDATE: New information released in early morning shooting that injured three

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

South Bend, Ind. Police were called out to two locations, just a block away from each other, for shootings early Sunday morning that injured three.

All three were 25 year-old black males. They were also found at three different locations.

One victim was found at a Citgo gas station near the intersection of Olive and Bertrand Streets. That is where police believe the shooting happened. He had a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to the hospital.

The second victim was found in the 2500 block of Kenwood. A woman went outside, found the victim on her porch and called police.

The third victim arrived at the hospital later with a gunshot wound.

Police are releasing very little information so far, but the incidents happened around 4 a.m.

Investigators are getting conflicting reports from the people involved in this case.

Captain Phil Trent told NewsCenter16 that they are going to closely examine surveillance video to figure out what happened at the gas station this morning and who carried out this shooting.

None of the injuries sustained by the three men were life-threatening.

Several neighbors said gunshots were commonplace in the area.

NewsCenter 16 was at the scene of two previous shootings where victims were wounded by gunfire - one in June of this year and another in July of 2011.

"Ever since that station opened it's been a problem. There's been several shootings there," said one neighbor who lives on the street behind the gas station. "We've had to call several police officers to come out and have them clear the lot because it's a gathering place after hours. Young people -- that's where they gather. Argue, fight, drink. Not getting gas."

Another neighbor said he is considering leaving the neighborhood after more half a century of living there.

"We are very upset by this situation," the neighbor said. "And it's gotten to the point that we're ready to get out and sell out of this neighborhood. This has been our home for 50 years and we've just about had it."

If you have any information on the shootings that took place Sunday morning, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP.

Stay with NewsCenter16 as we will continue to update you on this story.


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