Victim identified in Monday morning shooting in Evansville

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT)-Police are investigating an early morning shooting in Evansville.

This happened near North First Avenue and West Virginia Street around 3:20 Monday morning.

According to a press release, one of the callers told Dispatch they heard several shots being fired in that area.

The release says another caller advised that there had been a car accident in the same area.

Witnesses who live in the area tell Eyewitness News they heard about 5 to 6 shots fired.

Officers say when they arrived on scene, they located the crashed vehicle with a deceased male victim in the driver’s seat.

The Vanderburgh County Coroner has identified the victim as Dashambe Ignacio Atkins, 25, of Evansville. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Police say due to the large amount of shell casings in the area, it is believed that Atkins was shot while waiting for the traffic light and then sped through the intersection after being shot multiple times, then crashing.

There are no suspects at this time.

If you or anyone you know has information on this case you are asked to contact Evansville Police Department at 812-436-7979, the We Tip Line at 1-800-78-CRIME.

(This story was originally published May 10, 2021)

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