June 24, 2017-East Chicago Police are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the 4800 block of Alexander last night. According to a report from Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey, investigators were summoned to 4806 Alexander at 11:00 p.m. on June 23, 2017. 25 year old Ashanti Walden of the 2100 block of Ellsworth Place, Gary, IN, was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:45 p.m. A gun shot wound was noted as an injury and the case is being investigated as a homicide according to the report.
East Chicago Police have not yet issued a statement regarding the incident.
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