Five people shot outside American Legion Post

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — Five people were shot outside of the American Legion Post in Evansville just before 3 a.m. according to the Evansville Police Department.

Police say officers were near the area of the Legion on Chestnut Street when they heard gunshots and immediately responded to the scene.

The first officer on the scene was told the shooter was Keymo Johnson, 37. Officers spotted Johnson running from the scene and chased after him. Police say Johnson was taken into custody.

EPD says three victims received serious injuries and were taken to the hospital. Two other people received minor injuries and refused medical care.

Investigators say Johnson got into an altercation with one of the victims outside of the Legion bar and was asked to leave. Witnesses say Johnson was waiting in the parking lot when the other individual walked outside with a group of people, where he then opened fire. Four cars were also struck by gunfire.

Johnson was arrested on charges of attempted murder, battery with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, resisting law enforcement and criminal mischief.

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(This story was originally published on October 6, 2019)

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