Crime Watch 8

Fatal overnight shooting in Muncie under investigation

MUNCIE, Ind (WISH) – Muncie police said a fatal overnight shooting took place in the 1500 block of South Pershing Drive.

According to the Muncie Police Department, the fatal shooting happened between 4:15 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. The victim was pronounced dead on scene.

24-Hour News 8 spoke with the cousin of the 38-year-old victim, Joseph Johnson. The cousin, Johnathan Davis said Johnson was celebrating his birthday Saturday night when the shooting happened outside of a residence on South Pershing Drive.

Muncie police collected evidence on Pershing Drive Sunday morning, and a portion of the road was blocked off for the investigation. Police said they found multiple gun shell casings in the street.

Davis said Johnson leaves behind seven children, the youngest only a couple of months old. Davis said Johnson was “an all around good person with no enemies.”

Police said they are following multiple suspect leads. They are investigating whether Johnson’s shooting is related to another shots fired call police received around the same time at a private club in town.

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