EPD: Both gunshot victims expected to survive

Authorities investigating after finding 2 gunshot victims in Evansville

Authorities investigating after finding 2 gunshot victims in Evansville

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Authorities are investigating after they say two people have been shot.

Dispatchers first told 14 News that police responded to two shots fired runs.

They say the first shots fired run is in the 300 block of Taylor Avenue, and the second was in the 1500 block of Judson Street.

Both calls came in just after 5:30 p.m.

According to EPD Detective Sergeant Peter DeYoung, they found two gunshot victims at the scene. He says one had an injury to his shoulder and the other was shot three times, once in his chest.

Sergeant DeYoung says the two victims were in a vehicle together at R and K Food and Gas when he says something was said to the victims.

That’s when officials say both victims began running away from the suspects and were shot at.

EPD Detectives reviewed surveillance video from the gas station that showed the victims being chases on foot. That video also shows one of the suspects drive away in a Jeep.

Both victims were taken to Deaconess Midtown.

Sergeant DeYoung says the victim shot in the chest was conscious on the scene while the victim shot in the shoulder suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

On Wednesday, EPD told 14 News both victims are expected to survive their injuries.

Police don’t know if there is any history between the victims and the suspects.

But what we do know, is what happened in the moments after that shooting. Dean Hall owns and operates the Evansville Community Development Complex.

He says one of the injured victims came running through his door.

“He came right through our front door, and thank god. Had we not been open, they may have caught up to him, or whatever. There has got to be more increased police presence in this area,” shared Hall. “No doubt about it.”

Police tell us they’re looking for any information about the suspects and a gray Jeep Gladiator.

We are told there were multiple shell casings found in the parking lot and the side of the building.

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