January 5, 2018-A Hammond man was transported to Methodist Hospital Northlake where he later succumbed to gunshot wounds according to a release from Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey. Coroner Investigators were called to Methodist Hospital Northlake at 9:11 p.m. tonight. An as yet unidentified Hammond man was pronounced dead. A Gunshot wound was noted and the case is being investigated as a homicide according to the report.
According to information derived from the scanner, Hammond Police were called to the alleyway in the 6800 block of New Jersey at approximately 8:30 p.m. tonight for a report of a male shot in the alley. Officers searched the area for a suspect but it is unknown at this point if any arrests were made.