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Shooting suspect remains at large

| Thursday, October 30, 2014

A shooting at an apartment complex in the 1200 block of South Bend Avenue on Wednesday evening left one man dead and another wounded, according to a report in the South Bend Tribune. The suspect in the incident remains at large and should be considered armed and dangerous, police said Thursday.

Police named Brian Rankin, 28, as a suspect in the shooting, which occurred at the South Bend Avenue Apartments about a half mile from campus at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. He is wanted on an initial charge of being a serious violent felon in possession of a firearm, according to officials from the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit.

Police said Rankin should be considered armed and dangerous, and he was very accurate with his weapon in the attack.

Both victims sustained gunshot wounds to the head. Tommy Thompson, 26, died overnight and his father, Rick Thompson, 46, is expected to survive.

Police did not provide details about the relationship between the Thompsons and Rankin except that they knew each other. Police described the incident as an isolated event, according to the Tribune report.

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