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Follow-Up To 300 E. South St. Shooting: It Was A Drive-By; The Shooter Remains At Large, But LBPD Has Arrested Shooting Victim For Events After Shooting

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(Sept. 8, 2021, 11:05 a.m.) -- In a bizarre turn of events, LBPD confirms the Sept. 7 shooting in the 300 block of E. South St (border CD9/CD8) was a drive-by and the shooter remains at large but LBPD ha arrested the victim of the shooting for events after the shooting. .

LBPD Public Information Officer Brnadon Fahey says that on Sept. 7 at roughly 6:06 p.m., officers responded to the area South St/Elm Avenue regarding a shots call. Responding officers located a vehicle [LBREPORT.com designates it as "vehicle 1"] matching the description provided by the reporting party near the area of East 64th Street and Orange Avenue, conducted a traffic stop, and detained the male adult driver [of vehicle 1].

"Through their preliminary investigation, officers determined the driver was in his vehicle [vehicle 1] near the area of South Street and Elm Avenue when an unknown suspect in a vehicle [vehicle 2] pulled up nearby and shot his vehicle [vehicle 1].

As the driver [of vehicle 1] drove away from the scene, he collided with another vehicle [uninvolved in the shooting], fled the scene of the collision, and [the driver of vehicle 1] was subsequently stopped by officers and arrested.

Officers seized a firearm from the driverís vehicle [vehicle 1].

Other officers responded to the scene of the [300 E. South St.] shooting and located evidence, including casings, indicating a shooting had occurred.

LBPD booked the driver [of vehicle 1] -- the shooting victim -- on suspicion of one count of carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle and one count of being in possession of a controlled substance while armed. Bail was set at $35,000.

No injuries were reported in either the shooting or collision.

The motive for the shooting is unknown, and no suspect information regarding the shooting suspect(s) is available. The investigation is ongoing.












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