Man shot, suspects in custody after shooting Friday evening on the west side

Bloomington police say the victim of a Friday night shooting on Bloomington’s west side is expected to survive, and two suspects are in custody in connection with the incident.

On April 19 at 10:55 p.m., police responded to an apartment in the 100 block of South Curry Pike where a 56-year-old Bloomington man had been shot following a 911 call.

He suffered multiple gunshot wounds and underwent emergency surgery at IU Health Bloomington Hospital, according to a news release from the Bloomington Police Department.

The first officers to arrive provided medical care to the victim and others searched the area for two suspects who had fled south from the area.

Six minutes after the call about the shooting, a BPD officer spotted two people walking along a tree line between Highland Village Church and the Kroger parking lot. As the officer approached, the two ran into the grocery store parking lot, the news release said.

Police reported finding a gun wrapped in a sweatshirt nearby.

They arrested and arrested 35-year-old Devance Anthony Gayles of Michigan City on charges of misdemeanor assault and a 19-year-old woman on charges of misdemeanor resisting arrest and a probation violation.

The two were questioned and then booked into the Monroe County Jail early Saturday morning. Gayles faces preliminary charges of attempted murder, burglary, possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, criminal recklessness and pointing a firearm.

Officers from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Indiana State Police responded to the scene to assist in the search for the suspects and the weapon.

Contact HT reporter Laura Lane at [email protected] or 812-318-5967.