Another weekend, another shooting on the south side of Evansville. Evansville Police say it's just the latest case in an alarming trend..
The house at the corner of South Grand and Sycamore is home to five new bullet holes flanked with five new evidence markers.
It's all indicative of a persistent problem, according to Evansville Police Sergeant Jason Cullum.
"It's really up to the folks that live [in the area] to step up to the plate at this point and say enough is enough," said Sgt. Cullum.
Sunday night's shooting on South Grand is just the latest in a string of shootings on the southside this month. But Sgt. Cullum says progress in these cases has been difficult to make because the lack of cooperation from witnesses or victims.
"At the end of the day, it's the criminals that are winning right now because people aren't standing together," said Sgt. Cullum. "They aren't working with law enforcement. The individuals in the community that call themselves leaders are not stepping up."
Sgt. Cullum says the department has made several arrests and taken a few guns off of the street. However, Sgt. Cullum says it will take more than that for the feeling of safety to return home.
"I grew up down [on the southside] in the 800 block of Madison and the 1000 block of Bellmeade," said Sgt. Cullum. "That's where I earned to ride a bike, where Ilearned to play ball. There's people that live in those same neighborhoods today that don't feel like their kids can go out and do those things."
Anyone with information on this shooting or any other crime is urged to call police or the WeTip hotline.