Evansville woman facing murder charges following deadly shooting

Coroner identifies two victims in double homicide investigation

Evansville woman facing murder charges following deadly shooting

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A local woman has been arrested and charged with murder in connection to Saturday’s deadly shooting on East Chandler Avenue.

The Evansville Police Department states that 24-year-old Siddigga Allen admitted to fatally shooting two people at a home on Saturday morning.

The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office identified the two gunshot victims as 53-year-old Bobbie Rice and 23-year-old Whitney Allen. Both died at the scene.

According to the arrest affidavit, the suspect told police she was mad at the two victims because she believed they were stealing her checks and not listening to her.

The affidavit says she also told officers that she shot Whitney Allen while she was sleeping and later shot Rice outside the home in a vehicle. Allen said she then pushed Rice out of the car and told neighbors watching she would shoot them too before driving off in a blue minivan.

Dispatch officials confirmed that shots were fired on the 1000 block of East Chandler Avenue. They say the call originally came in just after 8:30 a.m.

Police say the responding officers found Rice in the street bleeding from gunshot wounds and attempted to revive her, but failed to do so. They also went inside the home and found Whitney dead in a bedroom.

The affidavit also states that Allen told police she got into a car crash on Bellemeade Avenue shortly after fleeing the scene and told the other driver what she had done. This driver then immediately called 911.

Allen was taken to police headquarters and questioned after police arrived at the car accident. She’s charged with two counts of murder and currently being held in the Vanderburgh County Jail with no bond.

Evansville Police said 24-year-old Siddigga Allen admitted to fatally shooting two people at a home in Evansville on Saturday morning.
Evansville Police said 24-year-old Siddigga Allen admitted to fatally shooting two people at a home in Evansville on Saturday morning. (Source: Vanderburgh County Jail)

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