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Police looking for Zesto shooter

Evansville Police are looking for a suspect in a shooting near a popular ice cream stand.

A release from the police department says 20-year-old Donovan Thomas was shot in the leg outside Zesto’s on East Riverside Drive at about 4:25 Thursday afternoon.

The release says officers applied a tourniquet and were able to get information from Thomas.

He told police 21-year-old Michael Merriweather shot him and left the scene, but Thomas didn’t provide a possible motive for the shooting.

Police say Merriweather is wanted for attempted murder and criminal recklessness, and should be considered “armed and dangerous.”

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call Evansville Police at 812-436-7979 or the We Tip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.