EPD: Death investigation underway after gunshot victim found in alley

EPD: Death investigation underway after gunshot victim found in ally

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - One person is dead after being shot early Sunday.

According to the Vanderburgh County Coroner Steve Lockyear, 23-year-old Laren Hall died after he was taken to Deaconess Hospital. The news release from the coroner says Hall died a few minutes before 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

EPD says a man came up to off-duty officers, who were working in Sportsman’s, telling them he shot his gun “during an altercation.”

According to EPD, Hall was found outside in an alley with gunshot wounds.

Bartender Rex Tully was working behind the bar when the shooting happened just out back.

“One of the other bartenders came up and said basically there was incident outback," said Tully. "There was a shooting. We gotta shut the bar down.”

Tully said it took less than 10 minutes for everyone inside the bar to clear out. He says at that point, it became an active crime scene.

“The majority of the people were in the bar. And this happened out back," said Tully. "So most of the people didn’t even know it was going on. The music was so loud.”

EPD says no criminal charges have been filed yet. An autopsy is set for 1 p.m. Monday, according to the coroner.

The Evansville Police Department and the Coroner’s Office are still investigating.

We will update this story with more information as soon as it is available.

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