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July 27, 2017-Hammond Police are on scene in the 3000 block of 173rd Street after a man was shot while driving. According to witnesses on scene, it appeared that a black Ford truck became angered at the driver of the Ford and shot into the vehicle. The vehicle was occupied by two adults and a small child according to a witness. The driver of the vehicle was transported to a local hospital and the other adult and child were visibly shaken but unharmed according to a witness.
A Hammond Police officer witnessed the shooting and called it in according to information obtained from the scanner. The officer relayed a description of the vehicle at which time another officer immediately spotted the black Ford F-150 entering the highway at Kennedy Avenue. Hammond Police chased the vehicle into Illinois via Interstate 80/94 according to the information obtained from the scanner. Gazette Contributor Chuck Pullen saw the chase pass Torrence Avenue, Heading West toward Chicago.
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Hammond Police have issued a statement regarding this incident. You can see the update here: Hammond Police Say Shooting was Road Rage