Man in Critical Condition After Shooting in Evansville

A man was sent to the hospital in critical condition on Sunday night after being shot twice on Hatfield Drive in Evansville.

Posted: Sep 14, 2020 10:38 AM
Updated: Sep 14, 2020 11:05 AM

A shooting that happened in Evansville around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday sent one man to the hospital in critical condition.

The Evansville Police Department says its officers were originally dispatched to the 1300 block of Hatfield Dr on Sunday night for disorderly conduct, but that before officers arrived, the run was changed to shots fired.

When EPD officers arrived they found a victim on the ground with two gunshot wounds - one in the upper left leg and one in the abdomen. The victim was taken to the hospital and is currently in critical condition, but expected to survive his injuries.

EPD says the suspected gunman was also found standing nearby and was taken into custody without incident.

A statement from EPD says that officers were later notified that before the victim had been shot, he was involved in a domestic dispute with his wife, who called the suspected shooter to the scene to protect her once things became violent. 

Police say when the suspect arrived, there was a physical altercation between the two men, which led to the shooting incident.

According to EPD, the suspect has been released from police headquarters pending potential charges.

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