Victim shot in head, suspect shot in thigh during Evansville shooting

Suspected arrested in Evansville shooting

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - We have new information in the overnight shooting in Evansville.

Police say they were called around 1:45 a.m. Friday to the 1200 block of Lodge Ave. for shots fired.

Officers say they found several shell casings and a large amount of blood, but were unable to find a victim.

After speaking to some witnesses, police say they learned that someone had been shot and the suspect was still on scene.

They say 24-year-old Dashambe Ignacio Atkins was taken into custody. Officers say they found out he had a gunshot wound to his inner thigh that he didn’t tell them about.

He was taken to the hospital, and is expected to be okay.

A little while later, police were called to 1800 block of E. Franklin St. because someone had been shot.

Police say it was the victim from the shooting on Lodge Ave., and he had gunshot wounds to his head and face.

He was taken to the hospital, but his condition is unknown.

Atkins is being charged with aggravated battery, a felony.

Dashambe Ignacio Atkins
Dashambe Ignacio Atkins (Source: Evansville Police)

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