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EPD still investigating overnight shootings

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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

An Evansville man turned himself in after learning he was a person of interest in two shootings police believe are related.

Police say 20-year-old Dalarrius Jackson turned himself in Tuesday afternoon.

Jackson was wanted on unrelated charges. He is not facing charges related to the two shootings at this time.

The first shooting took place in the 1600 block of South Linwood Avenue around 9:30 Monday night.

Officials say 43-year-old Chandra Thomas was playing cards inside the house when she was shot in the shoulder. She is expected to survive.

The victim's family tells 14 News there's no way the shooter or shooters could have known that Thomas was sitting in that exact location, but police say they think she was targeted.

Jackson's criminal history shows he was sentenced last month for shooting Thomas's son in the foot in 2013.

Just one day after that sentencing, Jackson was rearrested for possession of a handgun. He is still facing charges in that case.

"Some of the victims in these shootings are directly involved in criminal activity themselves, which puts them in that position. But what we've also seen out of some of these gang members and there associates, if that can't locate their rival gang member or their intended target, they don't hesitate to go after their family members to send the same message. That's probably what we saw last night on Linwood. They targeted somebody's mother," said Sgt. Jason Cullum, Evansville Police.

An hour after the shooting on Linwood, there was another shooting in the 1600 block of East Michigan Street.

Police say a bullet narrowly missed a sleeping baby.

The family says a bullet went through the wall in their son's nursery and landed in their bedroom, just feet from the three-month-old.

Kyle Snyder tells 14 News that he heard arguing outside the window, and at first thought the gun fire was something going on in the apartment above his. He says he went to check it out and that's when he found the bullet. 

"When we found the hole, it was like two feet from the bullet hitting us. We're not living here anymore. This is too dangerous. It's scary that it could happen to anybody. Why would anybody shoot a house or shoot someone. It's dangerous," said Snyder.

Evansville police are still investigating both shootings. They tell us they do not have any suspects at this time.

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