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Mass shooting in Gary, Indiana leaves 3 dead, 7 wounded

Three people were killed and seven others were injured in a mass shooting at a block party in Gary, Indiana just after midnight on Tuesday, Fox32 Chicago reported.

Officers were called to the 1900 block of Missouri Street around 12:46 a.m. for several people with gunshot wounds, according to Gary Police.

Officers arrived to find three people unresponsive and seven others with gunshot wounds, according to police.

The Lake County Coroners Office pronounced Marquise Hall, 26, of Lafayette, Indiana, Ashanti Brown, 20, of Olympia Fields, Illinois, and Laurance Magnum, 25, of Merrillville, Indiana, dead on the scene.

According to police, some of the gunshot victims self-transported to area hospitals, while others were transported by ambulance.

Due to the magnitude of the incident, surrounding police agencies were requested to provide mutual aid.

Gary police are investigating. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Metro Homicide Unit at 219-755-3855 or the Crime Tip Line at 866-CRIME-GP.


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