Update: Person grazed by bullet while driving down Walnut St. in Evansville


Update 3:55PM

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Evansville Police have have pulled over a vehicle with a possible suspect in connection with a shooting that injured one person while they were driving near Walnut and Garvin in Evansville.

EPD says officers responded to the shooting around 12:10 p.m. in the 600 block of E. Walnut St.

Dispatch received 911 calls, reporting a shooting in the parking lot of Memorial Baptist Church and that someone had been shot.

Callers reported hearing two or three shots being fired and two vehicles had fled the scene.

Officers gathered information at the scene. They say a fight broke out in the parking lot after a funeral service at the church and it quickly escalated.

Witnesses gave police descriptions of the people involved in the shooting and the vehicles that fled the scene.

A person who was driving by the scene was grazed by a bullet and they’re being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers stopped a vehicle matching the description of the involved shooters along Lincoln Avenue.

Those individuals were taken to EPD headquarters for questioning.

A gun was recovered from that vehicle.

This is an ongoing investigation.

If anyone has information about the shooting, they’re asked to call EPD at 812-436-7979 or the WeTip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.

We’ll continue to update information as it becomes available.

Original Story

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – A person was grazed by a stray bullet while driving near Walnut and Garvin in Evansville.

It happened around 12:10 p.m.

Evansville Police say an argument happened in a parking lot that led to the shots fired.

A woman was shot by a stray bullet, but her wound is superficial and non-life-threatening.

Police say there’s an investigation into a possible connection between the shooting and Antonio Bushrod, Jr.’s memorial service.

According to Capt. Andy Chandler, police have pulled over a possible suspect.

EPD is still investigating.

We will have more information once it becomes available.

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(This story was originally published on November 1, 2019)

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