ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, IN. (THECOUNT) — Ashanti Hines has been identified as the victim found fatally shot in the head Wednesday night in St. Joseph County.

Hines, 19, was discovered fatally wounded in South Bend Wednesday night.


According to reports, police responded to multiple ShotSpotter alerts of shots fired in the 1000 block of Yukon Street in South Bend around 10 p.m. When they arrived, Hines was found seated in a vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

Hinds, of South Bend, was pronounced dead of gunshot injuries at the scene.

No suspect or motive information was provided by officials as of Thursday morning.

No arrests have been made.

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with possible information on the case should contact police at 911.


Geo quick facts: St. Joseph County, commonly called St. Joe County by locals, is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of Census 2010, the population was 266,931, making it the fifth-most populous county in Indiana. Formed in 1830, it was named for the St. Joseph River which flows through it toward Lake Michigan – Wikipedia.