Coroner Confirms 17 Y.O. Girl Dies After Being Shot in Hammond

Sue Marie contributed to this report

July 20, 2017-Hammond Police were called to the area of 7400 Chestnut Street at around 11:30 p.m. last night regarding a 17 year old girl being shot. You can see that story Here. This morning, Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey is confirming that Coroner Investigators were called to Community Hospital, 801 Macarthur Drive, Munster at 12:45 a.m. 17 year old Chloe Bell of the 1300 block of 175th Street dead at 12:21 a.m. according to the report. Multiple gunshot wounds were noted and the case is being investigated as a homicide.


  1. Sad, very sad.

    Ken if you want to do an article, do one on Hammond PD staffing, extensive use of Henry Funds, insufficient number of cops and then their assignments by brass.

  2. This is unheard of back in the day especially around 175th Street unfortunately the gun control The Gangs have come in to Hammond Indiana and it’s totally destroyed our city I don’t know what more I can say other than it’s a lost cause.
    And unfortunately our children are being killed in the streets if it isn’t by Gunplay it’s by drug usage.
    17 years old is a baby to me they got my kids are raised but you know what they still live in Hammond and unfortunately I three more now than I did when they were kids growing up.May this young lady rest in peace.

  3. So the Times is reporting that Hammond knew that there were problems in this area before this unfortunate incident. And what did Hammond do? It sent 60 (60!) police officers that night to patrol Festival of the Lakes. Think about it. The Mayor’s annual party of self promotion was more important than patrolling an area where the City of Hammond KNEW there was trouble. So sad that a young girl died. I think that this could have been prevented.

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