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Shooting confirmed at Washington Gardens apartments in Elkhart

Police were called to the scene of a shooting at the Washington Gardens apartments around 8 p.m. Sunday, July 13. Few details were released but police say injuries were non-life-threatening.

Posted on July 13, 2014 at 8:52 p.m.

Police were called to the scene of a shooting at about 8 p.m. at Washington Gardens apartments on Sunday, July 13, according to Elkhart City Dispatch.

A man was found with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound in the 300 block of West Indiana Avenue and taken to Elkhart General Hospital, according to Capt. Kris Seymore of the Elkhart Police Department.

Police did not have any information Sunday night on how the shooting happened or if officers were searching for suspects, Seymore said.

As of 9 p.m., police were still on scene of the shooting marking evidence. Two bullet holes were visible on the first and second floor windows of an apartment building in the 300 block of Wagner Avenue. While the shooting happened on that street, the victim was found on West Indiana Avenue.

Amber Kelly, a resident at Washington Gardens, was in her apartment shaving her son’s hair when she heard several “pops.”

"I thought it was fireworks, but then the glass came through,“ Kelly said.

She immediately called 911 and emergency dispatchers told her police had already received several calls and were on their way.

While there have been several shootings in the area, Kelly said this was the closest anything has come to her home.

"I feel violated and a little scared, but I got to remain calm," Kelly said.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Reporter Emily Pfund contributed to this story.




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