Coroner confirms one dead after May 20 shooting on Evansville’s South Side


EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) – The Vanderburgh County Coroner confirms one person has died after a shooting on Evansville’s South Side May 20.

Police were called to the area of E. Riverside Dr. and Shadewood Ave. around 5:50 p.m. for a report of shots being fired. Arriving officers were told that several people had been shot.

Police say the victims were found at the scene and in a car nearby. The victims were taken to local hospitals for treatment.

One of the victims, David Henderson, 56, of Indianapolis, died May 23 from a gunshot wound to his torso. His death has been ruled a homicide.

The names and conditions of the other victims are still unknown at this time.

Police believe the incident began as a fight between two people, with additional people joining the altercation before someone was hit with a baseball bat. Police say another man armed himself with a handgun and fired several rounds in the direction of the man with the bat. Four people, including the intended target, were shot.

Authorities say the man who fired the gun fully cooperated with investigators, and police have recovered the gun believed to have been fired during this incident. Police also found a bat at the scene.

Evansville police say no criminal charges have been filed. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to call the Evansville Police Department’s Detective Office at 812-436-7979, or the WeTip Line at 1-800-78-Crime.

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