Johnstown man killed in Indiana shooting
The family of a man from in Johnstown is mourning his death after he was shot and killed early Friday morning in South Bend, Indiana.
WNDU, the NBC affiliate in South Bend, reports officers heard shots fired near the 1300 block of Vassar Avenue. 24-year-old Lawrence Witzke was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police have two suspects in custody but no charges have been filed, WNDU reports.
Witzke’s uncle tells NewsChannel 13 he was born and raised in Fulton County and had moved to South Bend about a year ago.
His family says he excelled in school and was a member of the marching band and ROTC in high school, and that he was a friend to everyone.
Witzke’s autopsy is scheduled for Saturday. His family says they don’t know what led up to the shooting.
The family is now raising money to bring his remains home to the Capital Region and pay for funeral services.