North Vernon shooting hospitalizes one

Police in North Vernon are investigating a shooting that took place Thursday afternoon on Baker Street.

Sgt. Andrew Richmond, police department spokesman, says that at 2:59 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Baker Street after a report of a shooting. He says that one victim was found at the scene and transported to the hospital after being stabilized by first-responders.

Richmond says that a suspect is in custody. Neither the alleged shooter, nor victim, have been identified at this time. He explains that the investigation is ongoing, with help from the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department. Richmond went on to say that more information will be released later this evening.