Girl, 7, killed in drive-by shooting in South Bend identified

first_img WhatsApp Google+ Facebook By Jon Zimney – August 30, 2020 4 697 Google+ Twitter Twitter (Photo supplied/ABC 57) A 7-year-old girl died after a shooting in South Bend.The shooting happened around 7:40 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, in the 800 block of East Donald Street.On arrival, officers found the girl with injuries. She was taken to the hospital where she died.St. Joseph County Metro Homicide investigators say the child was attending a birthday party at the home when multiple shots were fired from a vehicle.Several people were in the line of fire, but the child, identified as Chrisyah Stephens, was the only person that was struck.Anybody with information is asked to contact Metro Homicide at 574-235-5009 or Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP.(Photo supplied/ABC 57)The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office released the following information:On Saturday August 29th, at approximately 7:41p.m., the South Bend Police Department was called to the 800 block of East Donald Street in the City of South Bend for a shooting.Officers arrived to find a 7-year-old female shot and in very serious condition. Medics transported the child to a local hospital where she later passed away from her injuries.The child was attending another child’s birthday party at the home on Donald Street at the time of the shooting.Initial information received was that multiple shots were fired from a vehicle driving past the home.Although there were numerous people in front of the home when the shooting occurred, the child was the only person hit by the gunfire.The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit was called in to investigate, as is protocol.The autopsy has not been scheduled at this time.The CMHU continues to investigate and process the scene as of the time of this press release.Anyone with information to this case is asked to contact the CMHU at 574-235-5009 or Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP. Pinterest Girl, 7, killed in drive-by shooting in South Bend identified IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleMan shot at GoLo gas station on Miami Street in South BendNext articleSouth Bend’s Police Chief and Mayor speak out about weekend shootings Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Facebooklast_img

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