Early morning homicides bring overnight death total to 3. An earlier version of this report stated both homicides were in Gary. 4300 Roosevelt is Calumet Township, unincorporated with a Gary mailing address. We apologize for the error.
January 5, 2018-According to a pair of releases from Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey, two unidentified males were shot to death overnight in two separate shootings. Coroner Investigators were called to the 2100 block of Harrison Street just after 3:30 a.m. on today’s date. Investigators found a man with gunshot wounds who was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the man was not released at this point in time. The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds and the case is being investigated as a homicide.
At 5:07 a.m. on today’s date, Coroner Investigators were called to the 4300 block of Roosevelt Street in Calumet Township* where they again found a man with multiple gunshot wounds. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the victim was not released at this time. The case is being investigated as a homicide.
County Police are handling the Roosevelt shooting and have not yet released a statement. Gary Police have not yet issued a report regarding the shootings, we will update you as additional information becomes available.