Guests release balloons at a vigil for Curtis Frazier Jr. Monday at Riley High School. The 16-year-old Riley student was shot and killed over the weekend. Tribune Photo/MICHAEL CATERINA
Guests release balloons at a vigil for Curtis Frazier Jr. Monday at Riley High School. The 16-year-old Riley student was shot and killed over the weekend. Tribune Photo/MICHAEL CATERINA
SOUTH BEND — The fatal shooting of a 16-year-old Riley High School student was part of a violent weekend in South Bend in which an estimated 130 gun shots were either reported or detected in the city.

South Bend Police spokesman Ken Garcia said the tally came between 5 p.m. Friday and Sunday night and was based on 911 calls received, as well as ShotSpotter activations.

Included were three separate incidents where more than 25 shots were reported: just after 2:20 a.m. Saturday in the 1900 block of Charles Street; about 1:15 a.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of North Brookfield Street; and just after 6 a.m. Sunday in the 2500 block of Kenwood Avenue. The Charles Street location is off South Bend Avenue, not far from the University of Notre Dame.

Partly because of previous problems with gunshots, South Bend police had already deployed the “Armadillo” anti-nuisance vehicle near the Charles Street scene on Friday, before the weekend outbreak of gunfire, Garcia said.

There were also two incidents in which 10 to 15 gunshots were reported. In total, there were 15 calls for service related to gunfire, according to Garcia.

On Friday, at about 9:30 p.m., 16-year-old Curtis Frazier Jr., a Riley student, was shot and killed in the 1800 block of Sampson Street. Makyi Toliver was also shot, but survived. Two people were then shot Sunday morning.
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