Elkhart Police investigating 2 separate overnight shootings
ELKHART, Ind. (WNDU) - The Elkhart Police Department is actively investigating two separate shootings that happened overnight in the city.
The first shooting happened around 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday in the 1400 block of Holiday View Drive. When officers arrived, residents of one home in the area reported gunfire damage to their home. They also reported that their dog received a small gash.
At another home in the area, officers found a silver Dodge Nitro with gunshot damage parked out in front of the home. The home also had multiple bullet holes, and residents there say a projectile entered the home and struck a 16 year old girl, causing a graze wound to her leg. She was taken to the hospital for treatment.
EPD said her injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.
Meanwhile, another shooting was reported just before 12:55 a.m. on Wednesday in the 700 block of W. Garfield Avenue. Residents reported gunfire damage to two homes in the area, but no injuries were reported.
Officers collected multiple shell casings and other evidence at both shooting scenes. Currently, no arrests have been made in connection to either of them.
“It is concerning to everyone that works here. And we know it’s concerning to residents of our community. And just people need to realize that you think you might be targeting one residence to set some kind of message and other people can be caught in that crossfire,” remarked Jessica McBrier, Public Information Officer at the Elkhart Police Department.
McBrier added it’s too early to determine if the separate incidents are connected.
No arrests have been made.
If you have any information that can help Elkhart Police as they continue to investigate these shootings, please call the Elkhart Police Department at 574-295-7070 or Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP. You can also submit an anonymous tip at email@example.com.
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