Police identify person killed in shooting on Philippa Street

Wednesday night shooting left 1 dead, 2 injured
Published: Apr. 12, 2023 at 10:08 PM EDT
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - The South Bend Police Department is investigating after one person was killed and two others were hurt in a shooting in South Bend on Wednesday night.

Officers were called around 9:15 p.m. to the 700 block of Philippa Street on reports of a shooting. That’s where they found Marlon Hudson, 25, of Gary and two others who were struck by gunfire.

Hudson died from his injuries. The other two victims — a 22-year-old woman and a 28-year-old woman, both from South Bend — were taken to the hospital. There is no word on their conditions at this time.

South Bend Police Chief Scott Ruszkowski was on scene Wednesday night. He voiced his frustrations with the city’s recent violence.

“You know, here’s a whole another neighborhood, a whole community shook up. Yet again,” Ruszkowski said. “And our officers, yet again. I mean, we just got done with phenomenal work from another unfortunate homicide, and now we’re dealing three people who are shot here.”

On Thursday, the South Bend Police Department held a press conference, which was called before this shooting happened, to address recent violence and crimes across the city. During that presser, Ruszkowski said police found more than 40 shell casings while investigating Wednesday night’s violence.

Ruszkowski also continued to plead for community support and tips so they can get ahead of these violent acts before they happen.

“It’s not just, ‘Well, this person got shot, so we’re going to retaliate,’” he said. “And then, when that retaliation happens, then someone else retaliates. And then another retaliation, and that vicious cycle of violence keeps going.

“The common theme outside of this building is, ‘Oh well, that’s snitching,” he added. “It’s not snitching, it’s telling the truth. I would hope that any person would raise their kids to be honest—to tell the truth.”

No arrests have been made in connection to the shooting, but Ruszkowski said the department is following up with a number of strong leads.

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