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One injured in weekend shooting

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One Kokomo man was injured over the weekend after shots were fired in multiple areas.

On Nov. 16 at 9:13 p.m. officers were sent to the area of Park Avenue and Armstrong street in reference to gunshots being fired and a group of males running from the area. Upon arrival, officers located numerous shell casings in the area.

At 11:38 p.m., officers were sent to the 600 block of South Union Street in reference to gunshots being fired. Upon arrival, officers were informed of several males running east from the area. Officers located numerous shell casings at the intersection of Union Street and Vaile Avenue.

Officers drove to the east and were flagged down by residents in the 700 block of South Bell Street who reported that they heard additional gunshots. At that time, officers located several shell casings in the street at Bell and Harrison streets near Meridian Park.

On Nov. 17, at approximately 12 a.m., officers were sent to Community Howard Regional Hospital’s emergency room in reference to a gunshot victim. Officers spoke to Marquis Herron, 18, of Kokomo. Herron had a gunshot wound to his right leg. Herron stated he was walking in the area of Meridian Park with a friend when someone began shooting at them. Herron subsequently became uncooperative and refused to answer questions.

Several homes and businesses were struck by bullets during these incidents where the shell casings were found. KPD requests homeowners check any home surveillance systems they have for the potential suspect and suspect vehicle information.

This case remains under investigation, and anyone with additional information pertaining to this case is asked to call Detective Michael Banush at 765-456-7278 or the Kokomo Police Department Hotline at 765-456-7017. Those with information may qualify for a cash reward by calling Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 1-800-262-TIPS with an anonymous tip.