- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) - Two masked men forced their way into a northern Indiana home where 10 people were gathered and began firing, killing three men, police said Monday.

Elkhart police Sgt. Chris Snyder said the men who burst into the home shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday and started arguing with people inside and then began shooting. He said the gunmen appeared to be targeting specific people, saying it did not appear to be a random act.

Police arriving on the scene found one man’s body lying between the street and the house. Two other bodies were found inside the house. Three other adults and four children in the house were not injured.

Police said they have no suspects in the shootings that took place at the house just west of the St. Joseph River, about 15 miles east of South Bend. Police said they did not know what was happening at the house in the moments before the two gunmen arrived.

Snyder said the area isn’t known as a high-crime area.

Prosecutor Curtis Hill Jr. said the investigation was complicated by an unruly crowd that created a disturbance as police tried to investigate. He said two people were arrested after breaking through police barriers set up around the crime scene. Police arrested one person for interfering with police and one person for disorderly conduct. Hill said his office is reviewing possible charges.

The names of the victims have not been released because police were still notifying family members.

Autopsies are scheduled for Tuesday.


Information from: South Bend Tribune, https://www.southbendtribune.com

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