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GARY — Two people were wounded in separate shootings Wednesday and Thursday, police said.

A 37-year-old Gary woman was shot in the leg between 6 and 7 a.m. Thursday while talking to her boyfriend in a park at 25th Avenue and Bell Street, police said.

The woman's boyfriend, a 30-year-old Hammond resident, was not wounded and refused to give police a statement, Lt. Dawn Westerfield said.

The woman told police she went home and took her children to school before getting a ride to a local hospital for treatment.

Detective Sgt. William Fazekas is investigating.

On Thursday, Gary police were called about 11 p.m. to Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus in Merrillville, where a 47-year-old Gary man was being treated for a gunshot wound, Westerfield said.

The man told police he had been in the area of 44th Avenue and Washington Street when he heard gunshots, started to run and realized he'd been shot. A relative drove him to the hospital, police said.

Detective Sgt. Gregory Wolf is investigating. 

Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call detectives at 219-881-1210. 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.