The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update

Local News

March 17, 2013

Anderson man in critical condition after being shot in head twice

Police interview witnesses, pursue leads

ANDERSON, Ind. — An Anderson man was in critical, but stable condition after being shot twice in the head Sunday afternoon, city police said.

As of late Sunday night, police had not made an arrest in connection to the shooting in the 1800 block of West 21st Street, but were pursuing leads.

Anderson Police Department spokesman Detective Joel Sandefur said that Antonio McMullen, 25, was transported to St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital before being airlifted to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment.

Dispatch received a call about the shooting at 3:37 p.m. Sunday. Witnesses had called in about multiple shots being fired in the area beforehand and McMullen’s mother reported the shooting, Sandefur said.

When police arrived, they found McMullen bleeding from his head, Anderson police Sgt. Bill Casey said.

Officers immediately set up a perimeter and began sweeping the area for gun shells.

At the time, police were looking for two possible suspects and had received conflicting reports of a vehicle.

Shortly before shots were fired, witnesses reported seeing two men walk toward the house on 21st Street from Nelle Street, Casey said.

By 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Sandefur said police had identified persons of interest, completed interviews and were pursuing leads.

Casey said it was not immediately known what had caused the conflict that led to the shooting.

The investigation is ongoing.

Find Dani Palmer on Facebook and @DaniPalmer_THB on Twitter, or call 640-4847.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • The Herald Bulletin NWS - HB0417 - mother arrest - JC 4a Parents speak out about mother coaching baseball after gun incident

    A decision by the Brooklyn Little League to keep a mother who pulled a gun out during a school meeting in the league as a coach and board member has resulted in some parents taking sides on the issue.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - HB01006 - snow storm - JC 59a FEMA approves disaster aid for 19 counties

    After initially rejecting Indiana's request for federal aid following a brutal winter, the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved disaster relief on Tuesday.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - HB0420 - Ellks - JC 2a Rezoning approved for Elks Lodge building With no objections from surrounding property owners, the former Elks Lodge at 1803 Broadway has been rezoned for a planned banquet hall and catering service.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS-HB0423-Primary Election Treasurer Rep-Micah Mitchell Incumbent challenged by first-time candidate

    Kelly Gaskill says she's made numerous improvements in the operation of the Madison County treasurer's office since taking the helm in 2011. But her Republican challenger in the May 6 primary, Micah Mitchell, doesn't shy away from criticizing how Gaskill has run the office.

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • NWS - HB0423 - Symphony for Kids - JC 31a.jpg Symphony for Kids draws Anderson-area students

    Nearly 1,000 fifth- and sixth-grade students attended the Anderson Symphony Orchestra's performance Tuesday during the annual Symphony for Kids concert at the Paramount Theatre.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Arrest Log: April 23 Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Monday and Tuesday, based on Madison County Jail records.

    April 23, 2014

  • Saturday auction fundraiser for Misty Eads On Saturday, a fundraiser auction will be held at Florida Station Church of God, 1045 W. 375N, for Misty Eads who has a rare kidney artery disease called polyarteritis nodosa that requires a kidney transplant.

    April 23, 2014

  • What's Where: April 23 Local meetings and activities are scheduled Wednesday.

    April 23, 2014

  • NWS - HB0423 - Primary Treasurer Dem - Tamie Dixon-Tatum Treasurer candidates want partnerships

    Democrats Kathy Mougeotte and Tamie Dixon-Tatum explain how they were inspired to run for a political office. They are opponents seeking their party's nomination for treasurer in the May 6 primary.

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Local & State Briefs: April 23

    A compilation of local and state news items published Wednesday in The Herald Bulletin.

    April 23, 2014

March Staff Photos


Buy and browse more photos from The Herald Bulletin

More Resources from The Herald Bulletin
Auto Industry Book
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Facebook