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April 8, 2018-Hammond Police say that a shooting incident that occurred in Hammond’s Robertsdale neighborhood last night appears to have been a machine gun sale gone bad. Police were called to the 1500 block of Myrtle Street at approximately 9:30 pm according to an earlier report. Residents reported hearing multiple gunshots in the area at that time. Upon arrival, police discovered two gunshot victims standing in front of a truck in the street.
According to Lt. Steven Kellogg, “Detectives believe that the men met over the purchase of a Mac 10 machine gun and gun fire was exchanged between them.” Kellogg stated that police are currently investigating gang involvement in the incident.
Kellogg also identified the two individuals who were shot: