According to a statement from Lt. Dawn Westerfield of the Gary Police Department, “on May 22, 2017 approximately 7:30 pm the Gary Police Department responded to a call for service in the 2100 block of Carolina Street regarding a gun shot victim. Upon officers arrival a male was discovered with what appeared to be gun shot wounds. The
male was transported to an area hospital where he later perished from his injuries. Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey has not yet issued a report on the homicide and the identity of the victim will be provided when it becomes available.
UPDATE: Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey identified the victim as 39 year old Sherrod Carter of the 2000 Block of Madison Gary, IN. A gun shot wound was noted and the case is being investigated as a homicide according to the report from Coroner Frey.
The investigation is in its early stages and no further information is available at this time. Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact the Lake County/Gary Metro Homicide Unit at 219-755-3855.