Fatal shooting reported south of campus
Observer Staff Report | Sunday, September 12, 2021
This report was updated September 12 at 4:54 p.m.
The Notre Dame Police Department (NDPD) informed the campus community of a fatal shooting that occurred at a residence at the 800 block of East Washington St. in the early hours of Sunday morning. The location is three miles south of the Notre Dame campus.
Investigators have said the house was rented by Holy Cross College students, according to the South Bend Tribune. Police have identified the victim as 24-year-old Montell O’Neal of South Bend, the Tribune reported.
O’Neal was reportedly shot in the doorway of the house on 821 E. Washington St. at 3:45 a.m. after a large party. He was there with an acquaintance of someone who was affiliated with the house, per assistant commander of the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit (MHU) David Wells, the Tribune reported.
MHU is currently investigating the incident.
The email sent to students Sunday morning said the South Bend Police Department (SBPD) had alerted NDPD regarding the incident. There is no suspect information at this time, according to the NDPD email.
NDPD encouraged anyone with information to reach out to SBPD at 574-235-9263.
“If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the South Bend Police Department, and if you are a victim of a crime, please report it to local authorities,” the email said.