Police believe Evansville shooting to be gang-related | News
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE)- Evansville police are investigating a double shooting on Vann Avenue near Covert Avenue early Sunday morning.
Officers say they were called at 1:10 Sunday morning by someone who said a couple of guys had been shot in a parking lot near the Buy Low IGA parking lot and a gas station.
Authorities said witnesses saw people involved in the shooting run into a home in the 1500 block of Vann Avenue.
Officers detained nine people near that home and also found a handgun right outside of it.
19-year-old Dalarrius Tyquion Jackson, who police say is a known gang leader, is in the Vanderburgh County Jail facing charges of aggravated battery with a firearm, criminal recklessness, and pointing a loaded firearm. Police arrested Jackson on Monday.
Authorities told 14 News that the victims went to St. Mary's Medical Center with gunshot wounds. One was shot in the leg. The other shot in the heel. One of the victims is 19 years old. The other is 20 years old.
Investigators say the tried to get more information from the victims, but neither were cooperative. Police say neither victim wishes to press charges. Despite the lack of cooperation from the victims, police said on Sunday they were still going to pursue a case for criminal recklessness against anyone who fired shots during the incident.
Police say based on information gathered from at least one witness, police believe the shooting started after a dispute between members of the L.A. Zombies street gang and another group of individuals.
Police say Jackson is a known gang leader of the L.A. Zombies and goes by the name "Nu-Nu". They say additional charges of criminal gang activity may be filed as the investigation continues.
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