May 17, 2017-According to Lt. Dawn Westerfield of the Gary Police Department, police found a vehicle with two unresponsive individuals after receiving a call for shots fired early this morning. “On May 17, 2017 approximately 4:15 am the Gary Police Department responded the area of 3700 Monroe Street for shots fired in the area. After checking several locations a vehicle was discovered in the 3700 block of Monroe Street with two unresponsive parties inside. Both the male and female appeared to be suffering from gun shot wounds. The male and female were declared deceased on scene by the Lake County Coroner’s Office.”
Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey reports that an unidentified African-American female and an unidentified African-American male were both pronounced dead at the scene in the 3700 block of Monroe Street at approximately 5:00 a.m. today. Both suffered multiple gunshot wounds and both cases are being investigated as homicides.
Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact Detective Alexander Jones of the Lake County/Gary Metro Homicide Unit at 219-755-3855.