Police investigate downtown Terre Haute shooting

The suspect is a black male, grey hoodie black stripe, 6'1".

Posted: Oct 28, 2020 10:08 AM
Updated: Oct 28, 2020 6:36 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind (WTHI) - A shooting investigation is underway in downtown Terre Haute.

On Wednesday morning, News 10 received an alert from Indiana State University. The alert said the shooting happened at the Highland Quarters Apartments on Cherry Street.

Because of the shooting, ISU shut down the south side of its campus and Vigo County schools within city limits went on lockout.

The lockout has since been lifted.

The lockout at our city schools has been lifted.

Posted by Vigo County School Corporation on Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The alert we received provided a suspect description. Police are looking for a black male, around 6'1". He was last seen wearing a grey sweatshirt with a black stripe.

He left the scene in an unknown direction.

Terre Haute Police have asked everyone to avoid the area.

From the Vigo County School Corporation:

"Due to the shooting near the ISU campus, all schools within city limits were on lockout but have now re-opened.

"THPD Detectives are working a shooting that occurred in the 600 block of Cherry St. We believe this was a targeted attack, in which Detectives are following up on leads," said Sgt. Ryan Adamson, THPD spokesman. "Anyone with information is asked to call the Terre Haute Police Department. The victim’s status is unknown at this time."

From ISU President Dr. Deborah J. Curtis:

Dear Sycamore Community,
I am writing to follow up on campus RAVE alerts indicating the following:
ISU Alert: Avoid south side of campus. Units are on scene of a shooting at Highland Quarters. Description of suspect is a black male, grey sweatshirt with black stripe, around 6'-1", unknown direction of travel. All students are advised to avoid this area.

If you have any information, please contact the ISU Police Department at 812-237-5555.

The Terre Haute Police have the lead in apprehending the suspect and investigating this tragic situation. The ISU Police Department is assisting. This is an active situation and we must put safety first.

Please avoid this area. The University will not get ahead of the TH Police investigation of this matter and will not be issuing any official comment at this time. I ask members of our Sycamore community to refrain from commenting on social media. It is not helpful and could interfere with the investigation. ISU Police and University Communication will provide additional details when it is warranted.

THPD Detectives are working a shooting that occurred in the 600 block of Cherry St. We believe this was a targeted...

Posted by Terre Haute Police Department on Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Please join me in sending thoughts and prayers for the victim.

President Deborah J. Curtis, Ph.D.

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