Gary Police Press Conference Regarding Shooting of Two 9 Year Old Children in the City

Police looking for help from the public in apprehending individuals involved in these tragic shootings. If you have any information you are urged to call 1-866-crime-gp. All tipsters may remain anonymous.

June 20, 2017-Gary Police and elected officials confirm that two 9 year old children were shot in the City last night in separate incidents. According to Chief McKinley, 9 year old Harmoni Hopkins was eating dinner with her grandmother when a bullet came through the window and struck her. Harmoni is recovering at Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago. The unnamed male victim from the later shooting came to the front door of the home when he was struck by a bullet from a drive-by shooting. The male victim is also recovering at Comer Children’s Hosptial in Chicago.

Police say a white or silver Pontiac vehicle was involved in the first drive-by shooting incident and while Pontiac was involved in the second incident. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Gary Police Department at 866-crime-gp. All tips are confidential.

Gary Council President Ron Brewer also urged residents to come forward with any information and pledged to find those responsible for the shootings. County Councilman Jamal Washington was on hand and pledged additional County resources to assist in combating the epidemic of crime sweeping the City. “There are a few bad apples” Washington stated in response to a question about Chicago residents terrorizing the City.

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