December 11, 2017-According to several sources, a machete attack outside a local bar resulted in two individuals being hospitalized early Saturday Morning. Hammond Police have not yet issued a statement on the incident which occurred outside Flat Rock Tap around 2:00 a.m. on Friday. The Gazette received several messages regarding the incident via e-mail and social media. We have sorted through the accounts to gather the most credible evidence we can find at this point in time.
According to a friend of one of the victims who spoke to the Gazette on condition of anonymity, two individuals were outside the bar on Saturday morning smoking a cigarette. “They were attacked by multiple attackers with a machete.[one victim] was struck in the head” the individual told the Gazette. One victim remains hospitalized according to the witness.
According to information derived from the scanner, Police were able to track footprints in the snow and checked local cameras. The track went cold as police searched the area for suspects.
UPDATE: The incident has been confirmed by the Hammond Police Department via crimereports, but no further details were released at this time.
Assault with Deadly Weapon
6700 Block CALUMET AV
AOWP – ASSAULT, OTHER WEAPON
Dec 9, 2017
around 1 AM
Description: ASSAULT, OTHER WEAPON
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Case No.: 17H87636 -2
Agency: Hammond Police Department