The South Bend Police Department is investigating three separate shootings that occurred Sunday. Two happened in the early morning hours and one took place late at night.
Around 2:43 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block of N. Notre Dame on reports of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found two males injured. One victim, a 19 year old male, had a wound to the neck. He was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition. The second victim, a 20 year old male, received a graze wound to the back. He was treated by medics and refused further treatment.
Through the initial investigation, officers learned there was a house party taking place hosted by students from Indiana University South Bend. At some point, an unknown group of males showed up at the party. There was a threat made by one of the members of the group who showed a gun. The group left and then shots were fired from outside toward the back of the house.
The possible suspect is a black male last seen wearing a red hoodie and dark jeans.
A second unrelated shooting happened around 3:30 in the morning where officers responded to the 300 block of N O'Brien on a ShotSpotter Activation. Around 4 a.m., officers were notified of a walk in shooting victim at the hospital.
That victim, an 11 month old child, had a wound to the shoulder. He was treated and released.
Through the initial investigation, officers learned the child was with his grandmother sleeping when shots were fired. She grabbed the child and went to her car which was also damaged by gunfire.
The third shooting took place around 11:15 Sunday night in the 1700 block of N. Kaley. Officers initially responded to the area on a ShotSpotter Activation.
While officers were searching the area, they were notified of a walk-in shooting victim. The victim, a 21 year old male, had non-life threatening wounds to the arm and leg.
Through the initial investigation, it was learned the victim was in the area to meet up with a woman he met online. When he arrived, he was approached by an unknown male who attempted to rob him. The victim then pulled out his own gun, which he has a license to carry, and shots were exchanged between the victim and suspect. The victim then ran to the area of Portage and Cleveland where he received a ride to the hospital.
The suspect is described as a black male between 5’10” and 6’0” tall with a scruffy beard and last seen wearing all dark clothing.
All cases remain under investigation by the South Bend Police Investigative Bureau.
Anyone with information should call the South Bend Police Department at 574-235-9201 or Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP