Sue Dahlen contributed to this report
January 25, 2017-Hammond Police are on scene at this time in the 3000 block of 163rd Place* where sources confirm at least one person has been shot and another was hit in the head. Both victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment. According to information obtained from the scanner and other sources, Police were dispatched to the location at 4:06 a.m. upon a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, police discovered one male had been shot and a female was hit in the head. Witnesses told police a male fled the scene on foot and a search of the area was conducted. Police obtained information regarding a suspect and broadcast that for available law enforcement. No suspect information has been released to the media regarding this breaking event and it is not clear if the suspect was apprehended. No information is available regarding the condition of the victims at this point in time.
*EDITOR’S NOTE: The original version of this story said the incident occurred on 163rd Street. The Correct address is 163rd Place. We apologize for the error.