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June 15, 2014

Detectives looking for clues, suspects after reported shootings

ANDERSON — Police are looking for suspects or anyone with more information about two shooting incidents, one of which injured a teen on Saturday night.

Anderson Police Department detective Joel Sandefur said he believes the two shootings are connected somehow, but there are currently few clues.

The first shooting happened at about 11:30 p.m. in the area of 16th and Morton streets. A 14-year-old boy from Muncie, who was in town for the Black Expo, was walking with some friends when several shots were fired by an unknown suspect. The teen told police he remembers walking, hearing the gunshots, then suddenly feeling pain in his leg.

A bullet had entered through the back of the boy's right leg and passed through, shattering his tibia and breaking his leg. The victim told detectives he remembered seeing several dozen other teenagers in the area, but said he didn't see anything else.

The boy was transported to St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital for treatment.

Within minutes of the first shooting, police received a report that more shots had been fired in the area of 17th and Lincoln streets, near the Geater Center. Police were unable to find any suspects upon arriving at the scene of that shooting.

Sandefur said that several people who were in the area have been interviewed, but few provided any details of what occurred. Shortly before the second shooting, one witness told police he saw two black males heading toward that area on scooters, but Sandefur said it's unclear whether there's a connection.

The incidents happened within 15 minutes of each other.

Sandefur encouraged anyone with knowledge of the shootings to contact police or call Crimestoppers at (765) 649-8310.

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