South Bend shooting leaves 1 dead, 10 injured

SOUTH BEND — One man was killed and 10 others were wounded in an early morning shooting Sunday at Kelly’s Pub on Mishawaka Avenue.

Police also said a crowd of over 100 angry people came to Memorial Hospital after the shooting, forcing a lockdown of the facility.

Brandon D. Williams, 27, of Niles, Michigan, died at the hospital, according to police. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday in Fort Wayne.

According to witness accounts and video from the area, the parking lots immediately surrounding the pub at the time of the shooting were congested with cars and a crowd of between 75 and 100 individuals, according to a statement issued by the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit. The shooting occurred about 2 a.m.

Other gunshot victims were treated at area hospitals, police said. As of Sunday afternoon, five of those patients remained at area hospitals in stable condition, and five others had been treated and released.

No arrests had been made. Investigators are asking anyone with information or who may have been at the scene to contact the County Metro Homicide Unit at 574-5235-5009 or Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP.

St. Joseph County Sheriff William Redman, in a separate statement, said his office had been notified of the possibility of increased violence and county officers were ready to assist with security at the hospital. 

“I am committed to assisting the SBPD upon their request, and to ensure peace and order when necessary,” Redman said. 

A town hall hosted by Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Police Chief Scott Ruszkowski and moderated by NAACP South Bend Chapter President Michael Patton was scheduled for Sunday afternoon at Washinton High School. 

The meeting with the community follows a tense discussion with about 150 demonstrators Friday evening in front of the South Bend Police Department in the wake of a fatal police shooting on June 16.

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