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EPD: Officers Follow Drops of Blood to Shooting Victim

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Evansville Police are investigating a shooting.

EPD Sgt. Nick Winsett says officers were called to the area of Riverside and Linwood at about 9:00 Thursday night for a report of shots fired.

The caller told Central Dispatch that someone had been shot.

In a release, Winsett said when officers arrived, they found no victims but were able to follow blood droplets to the 800 block of Waggoner where the victim was located.

The male victim was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound to his lower left leg.

The wound was not believed to be life-threatening.

The victim told police that he was walking in the 1600 block of S. Linwood when he was fired at five times by a short male he was not familiar with.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Evansville Police Detectives at 812-436-7979, or the WeTip Line at 800-78-Crime.