Three seperate gunfire incidents reported in Evansville lastnight, one man injured




EPD PATCH 2012Evansville Police are investigating three more incidents involving gunfire. All three happened Thursday night into Friday morning.

The first happened at 9:45pm in the 1500 block of Savanah Dr. An apartment was struck by at least one bullet. No one inside was injured. There was no suspect description given to police.

The second incident happened at 10:15pm in the 800 block of Jackson. A witness told police that 4 black males arrived in the area in a Chevy Suburban. The 4 walked away from the SUV and the witness could no longer see them. The witness then heard several shots being fired and saw the 4 men running back to the SUV. They left the area before officers arrived. There were no reports of injuries from that incident.

The third incident happened at 1:45am in the 300 block of W. Missouri. During that incident, 28 year old Johnathan Gahl was shot in the abdomen. There were several other people, including small children, in the house at the time. One of the occupants, Angela Thompson, told investigators that two black males entered the house and demanded money. One of the suspects then shot Gahl. Thompson was “pistol whipped” by the other suspect when she said she was calling 911. Both suspects left in a white Chevy Monte Carlo or Impala before officers arrived. Gahl was taken to the hospital for treatment. He is expected to survive. There is no word on his current condition. There were several other people in the house, including small children, at the time of the shooting.

Gahl is the 4th person that has been shot this year. All of the shooting victims have survived.