April 17, 2018-According to a statement from Lt. Thomas Pawlak of the Gary Police Department, a 28 year old woman and her 8 year old child were shot in an early morning incident. The incident began with a call for service regarding shots fired in the 1400 block of W. 35th Place at approximately 1:56 a.m. Upon arrival officers were flagged down by a man who stated to occupants of a house had been shot. Police discovered that a 28 year old woman and her 8 year old daughter had both suffered gunshot wounds.
The 28 year old woman succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead that the scene by Lake County Coroner Investigators. The 8 year old child was transported to a local hospital with what are believe to be non-life threatening injuries. “The child was shot in the foot” Lt. Pawlak stated.
Police are asking anyone with additional information to contact Detective Corporal James Bond of the Lake County/Gary Metro Homicide Unit at 219-755-3855 or the Crime Tip Line at 866-CRIME-GP. The investigation is in it’s preliminary stages and there is no additional information at this time.