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Teen identified in deadly South Bend shooting

Published: Oct. 17, 2020 at 10:00 PM EDT
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - St. Joseph County Metro Homicide is investigating the deadly shooting of a teenage boy on the northwest side of South Bend.

Just before 6 p.m. on Saturday, CMHU said South Bend Police officers responded to a Shot Spotter alert in the 200 block of North College Street. Shortly thereafter, they were told someone had been shot and was inside a vehicle that had stopped in the 1000 block of North Brookfield Street.

Police found the vehicle in the 1000 block of Brookfield and pronounced the victim dead at the scene after trying to save him and calling paramedics.

St. Joseph County Metro Homicide has identified the victim as Fredrick L. Williams, 16, of South Bend. His family has been notified.

This is an active and on-going investigation. An autopsy will be conducted, and an update will be provided when more information is available for release.

If anyone has information, they are encouraged to contact the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit at 574-235-5009 or Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP.

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