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GARY — A 44-year-old man was shot to death early Thursday in the city's Glen Park section, officials said.

Police found Danny Raye Leake on the ground in the 1400 block of East 49th Avenue after responding about 1:30 a.m. to reports of shots fired and a gunshot victim, according Gary police and the Lake County coroner's office.

Police said Leake was from Tennessee, but a coroner's release said he lived in Gary.

Leake was pronounced dead at the scene about 4:28 a.m., a coroner's release said. The death was ruled a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Alexander Jones of the Lake County/Gary Metro Homicide Unit at 219-755-3855. To remain anonymous, call 866-CRIME-GP.

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Sarah covers crime, federal courts and breaking news for The Times. She joined the paper in 2004 after graduating from Purdue University Calumet.