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Elkhart police continue to investigate Elkhart south side shooting

A 25-year-old man is being treated for non life-threatening injuries following a shooting Thursday night, March 13.

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 3:58 p.m.

ELKHART — Police continue to investigate a shooting that happened on the south side of Elkhart Thursday, March 13, that sent one person to the hospital. 

The Elkhart Police Department was called just after 9 p.m. to 290 W. Hively Ave. on reports of a fight involving a gun. Shortly afterward, a caller told police someone had been shot. 

Police were also called to the 100 block of West Cleveland Avenue, where they found Tyrone Robert Morris, 25, with a gunshot wound to the hip, according to Sgt. Travis Snider, a shift supervisor with the Elkhart Police Department. 

Morris was taken to Memorial Hospital in South Bend, where he is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. 

Mobeen Khan, a manager at Marathon Gas Station store J B Express, and a couple other employees were working Thursday night when he heard two gunshots fired. 

"By the time I went outside there were two cars and they took off right away," Khan said. "By the time I called police they were gone."

He said he only called police when he heard shots fired, because he didn't hear anyone fighting outside the store. Khan said he thinks someone outside at the gas station called police before he heard the gunshots.

Khan said the store is located in what he considers a safe part of town and that he still felt safe in the store.

"We've been here for six years, and this is the first time we've heard gunshots in this neighborhood," he said. "This location, it's a 24-hour store and we've never had a robbery. We don't see that happening."

Khan said the store provided police with surveillance video.

According to a press release from the Elkhart Police Department, officers will continue investigating the incident, and cannot release further information about the case. 

Anyone with information regarding the incident can call Detective Carl Conway at 574-295-7076.


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