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UPDATE: Police identify two bodies at Gabriele Eye Institute


Elkhart Police have confirmed that the two bodies found at Gabriele Eye Institute on Cassopolis Street in Elkhart are Philip J. Gabriele, 44, and Marcella D. Gabriele, 43, both of Granger. The cause of death has been determined to be gun shot wounds.

At 9:16 a.m. Monday morning, police responded to a call of shots fired in the area of State Road 19 and County Road 6.  Elkhart Police confirmed that the scene under investigation is at the Gabriele Eye Institute at 2216 Cassopolis Street in Elkhart. 

Police evacuated a nearby shopping mall, and closed the S.R. 19 and C.R. 6 intersection.  The I-80/90 toll road was also closed nearby for about 30 mins

On Friday, the United States Attorney's office announced that a federal grand jury in South Bend returned an indictment against Dr. Philip Gabriele and his wife, Mrs. Marcella Gabriele.

Both are facing multiple charges of health care fraud, wire fraud and criminal conspiracy. These charges are the result of a two year investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office abd other agencies including the South Bend Police Department.

Both are accused of falsely and fraudulently diagnosing cataracts and other disorders in patients and performing unnecessary surgeries. It's also alleged that both caused fraudulent billing claims for those procedures and sent them to Medicare, Indiana Medicaid and private health providers.  Read more on the charges they face here.

Their attorney J.P. Hanlon has called the allegations "without merit", and had said the Gabrieles are turning themselves in to authorities on Monday.

Stay with FOX28.com as more information becomes available on this breaking story.

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