Second day in a row that a vehicle was shot near I-80/94
September 22, 2017-One man is dead after police say a vehicle shot into another car. The shooting marks the second time in as many days that Indiana State Police are investigating a shooting involving two vehicles. According to a release from the Indiana State Police, “at approximately 5:17 a.m., this Saturday, September 23, 2017, morning a 2010 Dodge Charger, driven by a black male, 24 of Gary was south bound on Grant Street, near the traffic light located at the top of the overpass over I-80/94, going to a local restaurant when an unknown vehicle shot the Dodge multiple times.” Police say the Dodge Charger went over the bridge support, dropping approximately 23 feet onto Interstate 80/94 in the west bound lane. The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene according to Police. Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey has not yet issued a report on the death and the identity of the driver and the cause of death are not known at this time. Police say the driver was shot multiple times, however.
There were two additional occupants inside the Dodge at the time of the shooting, front seat passenger, black male, 23 of Gary, who was shot seven times, he was taken to North Lake Methodist Hospital in Gary with non-life threatening injuries. A back seat passenger, black male, 20 of Gary was shot once. He too was taken to North Lake Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No description of the offending vehicle could be given.
The feeder ramp was closed until approximately 9:45 a.m., for investigation, removal of the deceased and the vehicle.
Anyone who may have information or witnessed this crime please call Detective Brian McCall at 219-696-6242.
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