One Suspect in Custody in Active Shooter Situation in Evansville

first_imgCommentsFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare ORIGINAL STORY:The Evansville Police Department and the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office is asking everyone to avoid the N. Kentucky Ave. and Diamond Ave. the area as they look for an active shooter.Police are also asking those living in the area to take shelter.One person is in custody, but this remains an active scene as of 10:40 PM Friday.EPD has shut down Diamond between Stringtown and Kentucky.According to scanner traffic, the suspect is armed with a semiautomatic rifle, but that has not been confirmed by our crew on the scene. This shooter is still on the loose and is considered armed and dangerous.The Evansville Otters played at Bosse Field tonight and as the game let out, authorities are concerned about the fans leaving the game. If you know anyone there, you’re advised to give them a heads up about the situation.EPD, ISP, and the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s office are on the scene, along with the Evansville Police Department SWAT team. An ambulance has been called to the scene, but there is no official word if anyone has been shot or injured.44NEWS has a crew on scene and will provide more updates as they become available. One Suspect in Custody in Active Shooter Situation in EvansvilleMAY 11TH, 2018 Jeff Goldberg JEFF GOLDBERG EVANSVILLE, INDIANAThe manhunt near the intersection of Diamond and Kentucky in Evansville is over.It started around 9:30, and it ended just after 11:00. Police say they were called to a shooting in the area, when they got there they found a victim. Shortly after that they identified a suspect, and they closed in on the area where they were told the suspect was. Officers say as they approached some fired numerous shots at them. Several squad cars were hit, but no officers were hit.Shortly after the initial gunfire, an officer spotted the suspect. He says the man fired at him, and he returned fire. The suspect was hit, but the extent of his injuries have not been released. However, the suspect was taken to the hospital. No names have been released.The EPD’s request for people in the area to remain in their homes has been lifted. Jeff Goldberg TwitterFacebooklast_img

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