Crawford shooting victims identified; police having trouble notifying next of kin

Indiana State Police have released the names of those involved in a shooting that left one man injured and another dead near Sulphur.

According to police, they responded to the report of a shooting at a home belonging to Terry L. Olives of English, at 24950 Easy Street around 2 p.m. Police stated that Ricky L. Phipps, 28, of Magnet, and Gregory R. Peals, 29, of Louisville, were involved in a shooting. Peals was killed and Phipps suffered a gunshot wound.

Indiana State Police Department has attempted to locate and notify relatives but has, so far, been unsuccessful. Person/s who are acquainted with Peals are encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police Jasper Post at 800-742-7475 to assist with notifications.

This incident is still under investigation by the Indiana State Police.

The facts and circumstances in this incidents will be reviewed by the Crawford County Prosecutors Office to determine if criminal charges are applicable.

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