Evansville Police have arrested 56-year-old Robert Ballard Jr on attempted murder charges in connection with the shooting of two women on Friday evening.
Ballard targeted the victims, who are a mother and her adult daughter, and shot them as they sat in a car. The adult daughter’s two children were in the car at the time of the shootings. The children were not injured.
Police believe Ballard had been in a relationship with the older victim and that the relationship had recently ended. She had been staying in the 1000 block of W Delaware for an unknown period of time.
An armed neighbor confronted Ballard as the shooting was happening and the two men exchanged gunfire. Officers who were nearby heard the gunfire and responded to the area. They were able to take Ballard into custody without any further gunfire. The neighbor was not injured and is considered a witness at this time. Ballard will be booked into the jail later this evening.
The two victims are currently being treated for life-threatening injuries. Anyone who has information on this incident is asked to call EPD.