Coroner: One person dead in Evansville shooting

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NEW INFORMATION:

Vanderburgh County Coroner Steve Lockyear has confirmed one person died in Friday evenings shooting.

Lockyear and the Evansville Police Department are investigating the death of 38-year-old Amanda Weir, of Evansville.

Lockyear says she died today at 11:30 am at Deaconess Hospital. An autopsy is pending. The Evansville Police Department can provide updates of the ongoing investigation when available.

UPDATED STORY:

Evansville Police have arrested 56-year-old Robert Ballard Jr on charges of attempted murder in connection with the shooting of two women on Friday evening.

In a release, police say Ballard targeted the victims, who are a mother and her adult daughter, and shot them as they sat in a car.

The adult daughter’s two children were in the car at the time of the shooting but were not injured.

Police say Ballard had been in a relationship with the older victim and that relationship had recently ended and that she had been staying in the 1000 block of W Delaware Street.

An armed neighbor confronted Ballard as the shooting was happening and the two men exchanged gunfire. Officers were nearby heard the gunfire and responded.

Police say they were able to take Ballard into custody without incident. The neighbor was not injured and is being considered a witness in this case.

The two victims are currently being treated for life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Evansville Police.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Evansville Police says there is a shooting investigation underway in the 1000 block of W. Delaware St.

Police said there were two people injured and two people have been detained. Police believe the incident is a domestic violence situation.

There is currently no active threat to the community, police said Friday.

A witness told Eyewitness News he saw a man walking down Delaware, firing a pistol. The witness said the man was not a police officer.

The witness went to a nearby business for shelter when he saw the man shooting.

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(This story was originally published May 18, 2018)

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