January 31, 2017-The Gazette reported last night that a 9 year old child was among two shot in Gary. According to the unconfirmed report, Gary Police responded to the 2600 block of Madison Street at approximately 10:00 p.m. upon a report that someone had been shot inside a residence. Officers discovered two people shot at the location and a 9 year old child was transported to a local hospital.
Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey has confirmed that the other shooting victim was pronounced dead at the scene. According to the report, Coroner Investigators were called to the 2600 block of Madison Street at 9:43 p.m. on January 30, 2017. Investigators pronounced 38 year old Antoine L. Howard dead at the scene. Howard lived at the address where he was shot. Gun shot wounds were noted and the case is being investigated as a homicide according to the report.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact the Lake County Metro Homicide Unit at (219) 755-3855 or the crime tip line at (866) 274-6347.