Police investigating shooting near W. Michigan and 10th, victim expected to survive


Evansville Police officers working the Fall Festival security detail responded to the 2700 block of W. M Michigan around 11:00pm on Friday night for a report of a person laying on the ground.
Officers found 51 year old Tracy Franklin and determined he had been shot in the upper torso. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. He is expected to survive.
Officers had escorted Franklin out of the Fall Festival area earlier in the night for being intoxicated. He had been also been involved in a theft from a carnival food booth. At this time, police do not believe the shooting was related to the other incidents that Franklin had been involved in. Although he was found in the area of the Fall Festival, police believe the shooting happened after the Festival had closed for the night.
Officers were able to speak with Franklin. Investigators are trying to identify a suspect based off of his statements. There have not been any arrests at this time.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call EPD at 812-436-7979 or WeTIp at 1-800-78-CRIME.


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