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South Bend teen dies after being found shot in overturned car

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WISH) — A South Bend teen is dead after being found by police with a gunshot wound in an overturned car early Sunday morning.

South Bend Police Department say officers responded to the 700 block of North Brookfield Street on a report of multiple shots being fired just after 4 a.m. Officers found several shell casings in the street and an overturned Ford Taurus when they arrived.

Police say the Taurus struck hit a parked vehicle, spun around and rolled over.

The driver of the Taurus, 19-year-old Benjamin Harris Jr., was found with injuries from a gunshot wound. He was transported to an area hospital where he died.

A 21-year-old Mishawaka man, Tyreese Malone, was in the passenger seat of the Taurus. He was treated at a local hospital for injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening and then released.

SBPD say witnesses have been interviewed but there is no available suspect information.

Anyone with information should call the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit at 574-235-5009 or Crime Stoppers at 574-288-7867.