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EPD investigate 2 shots fired cases around same time Saturday night

Published: Aug. 14, 2021 at 8:03 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 14, 2021 at 11:35 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Several shots fired calls were reported at different locations throughout Evansville on Saturday.

Officials say the first report happened near the Arrowhead Lodge on Fares Avenue, and the call originally came in around 7:28 p.m.

The Evansville Police Department told 14 News on scene that a man accidentally shot himself in the foot when he was playing with the gun in his pocket.

Following the shooting, officers say the man’s girlfriend hid the gun in a bush, but they were able to find it.

Cameron Thompson, 39, is charged with possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.

The girlfriend, 26-year-old Kyanna McRoberts, was arrested on several warrants that were out for her arrest.

Police also responded to another shots fired call on Bayard Park Drive and Rotherwood Drive at approximately 7:34 p.m. Saturday.

EPD officials say the call was for one person firing a gun.

Police responded to a shots fired call on Bayard Park Drive and Rotherwood Drive at...
Police responded to a shots fired call on Bayard Park Drive and Rotherwood Drive at approximately 7:34 p.m. Saturday, according to Evansville Central Dispatch.(WFIE)

Police say the initial evidence gathered on scene shows that two individuals were involved.

Officers tell 14 News that shell casings were found at two locations, while two houses in the area were hit.

EPD says no one was injured and no suspects are in custody at this point.

According to dispatch, police were also called out for shots fired nearby on Englewood Avenue.

However, officers say they believe both calls were in response to the incident on Bayard Park Drive and Rotherwood Drive.

The Evansville Police Department investigating a shots fired call near the intersection of...
The Evansville Police Department investigating a shots fired call near the intersection of Bayard Park Drive and Rotherwood Drive on Saturday night.(WFIE)

Later Saturday, around 11:30 p.m., police responded to another shots fired call on Ravenswood Drive.

Click here to read about that case.

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