Police: 1 man shot overnight on Franklin Street

Police: 1 man shot overnight on Franklin Street
Published: Apr. 29, 2022 at 5:23 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 29, 2022 at 9:55 AM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Officials say one person was shot in the abdomen overnight in Evansville.

We’re told it happened on Franklin Street.

Police say it happened in the parking lot next to the Franklin Street Tavern.

Dispatch says that call came in just before 2:30 a.m. Friday.

When our crew got on scene, Evansville police along with the sheriff’s office had taped off the parking lot right next to Franklin Street Tavern.

Officers say it sounds like it may have started as an altercation before the man was shot.

“Once they actually got to the scene, they actually realized the victim had been loaded up into a car and was actually being transported to the hospital,” said Sgt. Anna Gray, the public information officer for the Evansville Police Department.

Sgt. Gray says police followed the victim to the hospital, where he was rushed into surgery.

Police have not provided an update on his condition.

Sgt. Gray says several officers stayed at the scene to investigate the shooting, but she says at this time, no witnesses have come forward.

Police are now relying on surveillance videos from nearby businesses to identify a suspect.

“I don’t know what all it shows, I don’t know if it shows the shooting since it was outside. It sounded like maybe they have at least some information about suspect information or a suspect vehicle involved,” Gray said.

Police say they’re still working on identifying the suspect.

Sgt. Gray says EPD typically has a presence on Franklin Street to avoid situations like this.

She says they plan to continue patrolling the area, where several popular bars are located.

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