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April 17, 2013

Five teens jailed for role in Sunday shooting

GOSHEN — Police arrested five teens in connection with what authorities are calling a gang-related shooting Sunday night in Goshen.

The shooting victims were treated and released from IU Health Goshen Hospital. The people arrested, and the preliminary charges on which they are incarcerated, are:

• Diego Ramos, 19, 57785 Portland Ave., Elkhart, attempted murder and criminal gang activity

• Abraham Delgado, 16, 1020 Lucerne Drive, Goshen, conspiracy to commit murder, criminal gang activity and assisting a criminal

• Jonathan Delgado, 15, 1020 Lucerne Drive, Goshen, conspiracy to commit murder, criminal gang activity and assisting a criminal

• Christian A. Bueno, 16, 109 W. Douglas St., Goshen, conspiracy to commit murder, criminal gang activity and assisting a criminal

• Alejandro Bueno, 16, 811 Emerson St., Goshen, conspiracy to commit murder, criminal gang activity and assisting a criminal.

Goshen police said Jonathan Delgado was incarcerated at the Juvenile Detention Center pending a court hearing Tuesday. The other four youths were automatically waived to adult court due to the nature of the alleged offenses. They were incarcerated in the Elkhart County jail.

The shooting occurred in the 300 block of Middlebury Street, across from Chamberlain Elementary School, around 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

Officers were notified of the shooting, and also that victims were en route to or already at the IU Health Goshen Hospital emergency room. Police went to both the hospital and the shooting scene.

Three people were treated and released from IU Health Goshen Hospital. Angel Marquez, 18, 405 N. Second St., Goshen, suffered a gunshot wound to his upper left arm; Jose Gonzalez, 19, 2112 E. Lincoln Ave., Goshen, was treated for bullet fragment injuries to his right thigh and back; and Juan Diego Rodriguez, 18, 302 Middlebury St., Goshen, was treated for a gunshot wound to his abdomen. A 17-year-old male refused treatment for a minor abrasion.

Police said that prior to the shooting, a group of people, including the four victims, was outside the home of Juan Rodriguez. While the group was gathered at the residence, two vehicles approached the area. Someone from within one of the vehicles opened fire upon the group, according to police.

The four listed victims were the only reported injuries.

Residents shaken

Nathan Mateer Rempel, president of the Chamberlain Neighborhood Association, said it is clear to him that neighborhood residents are shaken by the incident. Most people feel it’s a safe neighborhood, he indicated, so when an event like this occurs people are surprised as well as frightened.

Mateer Rempel said he was personally concerned about the incident in a couple of ways.

“First, that neighbors not involved in a dispute such as this one are in danger of serious injury or death,” he said in an e-mail to The News. “Second that the people involved in the incident were so young ... that is shocking to me. I don’t think that there is a perception that the neighborhood is (a) place where this kind of thing is common. I view it as isolated, and hope I’m correct about that.”

Mateer Rempel also said he feels the Chamberlain Neighborhood Association has a good relationship with the police department. The department is responsive to the association’s requests for more police presence when those requests are made, he said. In addition, Mateer Rempel said he’s not sure greater police presence would have been effective in stopping a rare, violent event like the Sunday night shooting.

Another neighborhood resident, Sonia Perales, was also taken aback by the incident. Perales, who lives in the area of the shootings, said she heard gunfire around 9:20 p.m.

“We’ve only lived seven months in this house,” Perales told The News Monday. She said she was surprised that the incident took place in her neighborhood, and that she wouldn’t expect something like this to occur in Goshen.

Goshen Police Chief Wade Branson said that in the 24 hours following the shooting, the department used every resource and numerous man hours to investigate the crime and ultimately make arrests.

“The Goshen Police Department takes a proactive approach to crime and will continue to work to keep Goshen and its residents safe,” Chief Branson said. “No one wants nor should they be forced to live in continual fear.”

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