November 12, 2017-Gary Police responded to the 4600 block of Melton Road regarding a shooting at approximately 2:30 a.m. today. According to a statement from Lt. Dawn Westerfield, officers quickly discovered multiple victims at the location. “Upon officers arrival it was discovered that more than one person had sustained gun
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shot wounds. Four males and three females sustained gun shot wounds.” In addition to the 7 individuals who were shot, another sustained “a leg injury attempting to get to safety” according to Lt. Westerfield. All 8 individuals were transported to local hospitals for treatment and no further information was provided regarding their identity or condition. Polic say they have a person of interest in the case but still need any information from the public. If you have information regarding this shooting incident please contact Detective Sergeant William Fazekas at 219-881-1210 or the Crime Tip Line at 866-CRIME-GP.
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