EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office and Evansville Police Department are investigating the death of a shooting victim.
Police reports show the officers were dispatched to 709 E. Virginia St. just after 3:15 a.m. Sunday.
The caller told them someone had been shot and was being taken to the hospital in a car.
Vanderburgh County Coroner Steve Lockyear says 22-year-old Javion Bell of Evansville died at Deaconess Midtown at 4:30 a.m. Sunday.
He says he died of a single gunshot wound to the torso.
“It shouldn’t be happening,” said one man in the neighborhood. “This is a residential neighborhood, not a place of violence.”
Some people who live along Virginia Street tell 14 News this is a scary situation.
“Well it scares me to death that the town is getting that bad to where we have drive-by shootings now,” said Gerald Mangold, a resident near where the shooting happened.
Sgt. Nick Winsett, Evansville Police Department Public Information Officer tells 14 News the shooting makes the 9th murder case this year alone. He said that’s above average for the year.
Police say witnesses told them Bell and his friends were getting out of their car when another car drove by, and someone started shooting at them.
Officers say there is no description of the suspect or suspect’s car.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Evansville Police Department’s Detective Office at 812-436-7979.