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5 things to know for your Friday in Indiana

Yesterday's news included a double shooting, a scare at Elkhart Municipal Airport and a pedestrian getting hit by a feed truck.

Posted on Jan. 24, 2014 at 12:36 p.m.

1. Nineteen-year-old arrested following double shooting in Elkhart

Two people were taken to Elkhart General Hospital with non-life threatening gunshot wounds after a shooting occurred in the area of Thomas and Franklin streets on Thursday, Jan. 23.

Shortly afterwards, multiple police cars blocked of Oakland Ave. between Harrison and Marion streets for over an hour pursuing a suspect. The Special Response Team was called to the scene for additional assistance.

Around 3:30 p.m. police escorted 19-year-old Thomas Harper from the building, who was arrested on a preliminary charge of burglary in connection with a separate incident.

2. After trouble with landing gear, plane lands safely at Elkhart Municipal Airport

Multiple departments were called to Elkhart Municipal Airport around 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 following reports that an aircraft attempting to land there could not deploy its landing gear.

The plane circled the area attempting to activate the landing gear, which it was able to do about an hour after police and fire units were called to the scene. The plane landed safely.

The plane was carrying five people, including the pilot.

3. Police seeking information about pharmacy robbery

According to police, a woman going through the pharmacy drive-thru of the CVS at 3600 Cassopolis St. around 5:40 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, handed the pharmacist a note indicating she was being held against her will and would be in danger if the pharmacist didn't fill a bag with prescription drugs.

The pharmacist gave the woman an undisclosed amount of drugs before she drove away.

The woman was driving a white or gray Chevy Impala with Illinois license plates. She had blonde hair and glasses.

4. Feed truck hits pedestrian in Goshen

A pedestrian was hit by a feed truck near the corner of Fifth and Lincoln streets in Goshen Thursday afternoon, Jan. 23.

Emergency medical units responded to the scene. The extent of the pedestrian's injuries and his or her identity are unknown at this time.

Our reporters will continue working to find out more about the incident.

5. Severe winter weather forces area schools to close Friday

On Thursday evening, Jan. 23, the National Weather Service of Northern Indiana issued a wind chill advisory that will last until 1 p.m. Friday.

The weather service warns wind chills will drop between 15 and 25 below and that extended exposure to the low temperatures could cause frostbite. In addition to the bitter cold, snow will dominate the forecast through Monday, Jan. 27.

Officials have advised drivers to do so with extreme caution, as road conditions and visibility are expected to be poor.

For a full list of local school and business closures and delays, click here.


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