April 29, 2017-According to a release from Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey, an East Chicago man has died as a result of gunshot wounds. Coroner Frey states that investigators were called to St. Catherine Hospital at 8:39 a.m. today. Investigators pronounced 69 year old Alonzo Smith of the 4800 block of Melville Ave, East Chicago dead. Gun shot wounds were noted as injuries and the case is being investigated by East Chicago Police as a homicide according to the release. The shooting occurred at Chicago Avenue and Carey Street according to the report. East Chicago Police have not released a statement on the incident.
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