Man hurt in shooting at east side Evansville bar

Man hurt in shooting at east side Evansville bar

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Evansville police are searching for the person who shot someone outside a bar Sunday night

It happened around 11:30 Sunday night at Rick’s Sports Bar on the east side.

We’re told a man was shot in the chest and taken to a hospital. We don’t know the man’s condition, but police tell us his injuries don’t appear to be life-threatening.

EPD said that they didn’t find any witnesses, but said there was a crowd outside at the time of the shooting. We’re told that investigators are also checking security video from the bar cameras to find a suspect.

Officer Phil Smith tells us that when officers arrived, the victim didn’t know who shot him.

They say it started with two people yelling at each other in the parking lot, which escalated to violence. Officer Smith says people nearby reported seeing a man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt running away from the scene.

This has been the third shooting outside of a bar that EPD has responded to in October. There have been shootings outside of the American Legion, Sportsman’s and now, Rick’ Sports Bar.

Officer Smith says the recent violence is concerning.

“We don’t want to create any trends, but it is definitely a concern," Officer Smith said. "We want to make sure our citizens are safe when they’re enjoying their time out in our community. So our officers are very proactive in patrolling those areas on weekends, and that is when we are seeing a lot of these things happen.”

No arrests have been made in this case, and officers are urging anyone who might have any information on this shooting to please call the Evansville Police Department.

We’ll keep you updated.

A person was sent to the hospital after a shooting on the east side of Evansville. It happened around 11:30 Sunday night at Rick’s Sports Bar on the east side.
A person was sent to the hospital after a shooting on the east side of Evansville. It happened around 11:30 Sunday night at Rick’s Sports Bar on the east side. (Source: WFIE)

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