MUNCIE, Ind. — A man was arrested Tuesday after two women, both of whom police said were "innocent bystanders," were shot in Muncie on Friday.
Darnzell D. Drummer, 19, is facing preliminary charges of murder, aggravated battery, and criminal recklessness, Muncie Police said.
The shooting happened just before 4:45 p.m. Nov. 4 on South Monroe Street.
Police said they were called to the area on a report of shots fired. That report was quickly adjusted to a report of a person shot.
When officers arrived, they found a woman in a home in the 800 block of South Monroe Street with gunshot wounds. The woman, described only as a 37-year-old female, was conscious when officers arrived. She was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.
Then police went inside the house next door and found another woman, identified as 43-year-old Joanie Elaine Webb, with a gunshot wound.
She was also taken to the hospital, where she died.
Investigators say both women who were shot were not the intended targets.
Police called the shooting a "senseless act of violence."
The case remains ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Muncie Police Department Detective Division at 765-747-4867.