One male arrested report of shots fired around Lexington Avenue, west of downtown Elkhart

Neighbors said around five shots were fired, but no injuries were reported.

Posted on Feb. 15, 2014 at 1:41 p.m.

ELKHART — A juvenile male was arrested after the Elkhart Police Department responded to a call of shots fired west of the downtown area Saturday afternoon, Feb. 15, but there were no reports of injuries.

Safety Officer Matthew Wolf with the department said the juvenile was the only person arrested, but no other information could be released Saturday night.

Four Elkhart police cars responded initially to the call, which came in around 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, converging on the area around Fifth Street between Lexington Avenue and Vistula Street. Authorities said little, but one officer placed at least seven yellow markers in two snow banks around the Center for Problem Resolution at 211 S. Fifth St.

A section of Fifth Street was temporarily closed to traffic while officers searched the area for suspects.

The Center for Problem Resolution, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, appeared closed and undamaged, and the role of the agency in the incident, if any, wasn't clear. A convenience store is located across the street at the corner of Lexington Avenue and Fifth Street, but the business was open and it didn't appear to be involved in the matter.

Two neighbors from the area who didn't want to be identified said they heard five shots fired. Two officers on the scene said they weren't aware of any victims.

Reporter Tim Vandenack contributed to this report.


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