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GARY — A woman shot to death Tuesday night has been identified by the Lake County Coroner's office as 31-year-old Temica Spencer. 

Spencer, of Gary, was discovered with a gunshot wound Tuesday night in the 500 block of Mount Street, according to police. Police said they were called out to the scene at 10:10 p.m. 

The woman was taken to a Methodist Northlake Campus in Gary for treatment, but was later pronounced dead at 11:02 p.m., according to the coroner.

Police are investigating her death as a homicide. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Lake County/Gary Metro Homicide Unit at 219-755-3855 or the Crime Tip Line at 866-CRIME-GP.


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