Mass shooting at block party leaves 19 wounded, 1 person dead

A horrifying incident took place early Sunday morning in Muncie, Indiana, as a block party turned into a scene of violence. One person lost their life, and at least 19 others were injured in what authorities are calling a “mass shooting.” The shooting prompted a swift response from law enforcement and medical personnel. As the community grapples with the aftermath, details are emerging about the victims and the ongoing investigation.

Dispatchers received a distressing call around 1:14 a.m., reporting multiple people shot at a large party in Muncie. The City of Muncie assured the public that there was no active threat to the community, but the extent of the injuries was alarming. Multiple agencies were immediately summoned to the scene to provide assistance, including police officers from a neighboring town.

While authorities did not disclose the exact number of victims, Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie confirmed that 19 individuals were treated in their emergency department for injuries related to the shooting. As of Sunday morning, more than a dozen victims remained at the hospital in stable condition. Some critically injured victims were transferred to other medical facilities via helicopter, indicating the severity of their wounds. The Star Press identified the deceased as 30-year-old Joseph E. Bonner III, according to Delaware County Coroner Gavin Greene.

Police are actively investigating the mass shooting incident, aiming to determine the motive behind the shooting and identify the perpetrators. Authorities have not released any information about the potential suspects or arrests at this time.