Swimmers take cover after shots fired near Evansville pool

Swimmers take cover after shots fired near Evansville pool
Shots fired at Rochelle-Landers Pool (Source: Evansville Police)

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Shots were fired around 12 p.m. Wednesday near Rochelle-Landers Pool.

Police say at least one vehicle was hit by gunfire. They say swimmers were forced to seek cover in the bathroom when the shooting started.

According to police, several teens, who fled the scene, were detained, but they were not cooperating. EPD says at this time there are no suspects.

EPD Sergeant Jason Cullum say it’s sad it happened so close to where many kids spend their summer days.

“They’re literally in between a school and a community swimming pool and just north of the Boys and Girls Club,” Sgt. Cullum explained. “So you put those things in that area and somebody know those things and then just ignore it and feel like they need to pull out a gun and start shooting at somebody, its an issue that we’ve seen increase unfortunately and that’s gun violence among young people.”

Cullum tells 14 News approximately 10 people were detained for questioning, a lot of them being under the age of 18.

He says unfortunately, minors appear to be involved in incidents like this more and more.

“Some of our recent homicide arrests over the last two or three years you see 18, 19, 20-year-olds that are going to prison for murder,” says Cullum. "So, on that end its not shocking that were seeing 15 and 16-year-olds involved these runs where guns have been fired. Murder is just the next progression. Eventually, if you’re shooting at someone, eventually you’re going to hit them and someone is going to die. "

This is an ongoing investigation.

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