Sue Dahlen contributed to this report
February 10, 2017-A Gary man was fatally shot in the front yard of his home in the 300 block of McKinley Street just after midnight. According to a release from Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey, coroner investigators were called to the 300 block of McKinley Street at 2:20 a.m. Upon arrival investigators pronounced an unidentified male dead at the scene. The male lived at the address according to the report. The victim suffered a single gunshot wound and the case is being investigated as a homicide.
Gary Police have not yet issued a statement. According to information obtained from the scanner, Gary police were called to the scene upon a report of a man down in the front yard of a home in the 300 block of McKinley. Officers were able to determine that a known suspect had fled the scene in a Chevrolet Camaro. An alert was sent to other departments to be on the lookout for the vehicle. It is not known at this time if any arrests have been made.