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June 5, 2013

Details sketchy in South Side shooting

NEW CASTLE — A man suffered two bullet wounds in a shooting on the city’s South Side.

One bullet grazed the top of his head, and one hit him in one of his ankles, according to New Castle police.

Octavius Andre Tipper, 34, of 419 E. Reynolds St. was at home around 10 p.m. Monday when three men entered his house and tried to rob him, according to reports.

Details provided by the victim and witnesses are sketchy, city detectives said Tuesday, and whether the men actually took anything from Tipper is unknown.

Police arrived to find Tipper in the front of the house and he was treated by ambulance personnel. The back door was open.

A woman inside on the first floor with two children told police she saw two men enter the house. She said she had been upstairs and one of the men had gone upstairs, pointed a gun at her and ordered her to get on the ground.

She said both men left the house and she heard three or four gunshots.

Police found a white T-shirt in the backyard but no one knows whose garment it is.

The victim reportedly told police that three men, dressed in dark clothing with hoods over their faces and carrying semiautomatic pistols, entered his home. They ordered him to the floor and told him to stay down, but after complying he stood up and tried to run, police said.

The suspects then fired two to five shots at him, two of which hit him, according to reports.

The reports do not detail whether the shooting actually occurred indoors or outdoors.

Police said there is at least one suspect and the investigation is ongoing. No charges have been filed.

(Email: dwachter@ncnewsonline.com)

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