Indiana: Four Hurt, 100 Rounds Fired as Police Cars Hit with Flags During Mexican Festivities


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INDIANA, South Bend — Celebrations for Mexican Independence Day in South Bend took a distressing turn as over 100 gunshots pierced the night, injuring four individuals. 

The chaos began around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sep. 16, near Huron and Philippa. As officers responded, their squad cars were aggressively struck with Mexican flags. The wounded, although shaken, are believed to have sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

The South Bend Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit has now taken charge of the investigation. They’re calling on the community for information and urge anyone with details to contact Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP or provide anonymous tips at


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