Drug Deal Blamed For Thursday Night Shooting

A man is shot in the face and now police are investigating what led up to the incident. Evansville police say it was a drug deal that turned into a violent robbery. Authorities were called to the 2100 block of Delaware Street around 9:30 p.m. Thursday. At the same time they arrived in the neighborhood, a man showed up to a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the face.

Authorities believe the shooting started as a drug deal, and turned into a robbery. That’s when police believe the shots were fired. The victim is being treated at a local hospital and he has not been charged with any crime at this point.

Authorities are still trying to figure out who fired the shots.

Police are withholding the identity of the victim as they investigate this incident. A second investigation into the criminal drug activity is also underway.



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