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GARY — One man was killed and at least four people were wounded in shootings during the past week, police said.

Gary police were called to two separate shootings about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, including one in the city's Miller section and another in the Glen Park area.

A 52-year-old Gary man told police he was exiting a liquor store in the 500 block of South Lake Street in Miller when a man approached him and asked for change, Lt. Dawn Westerfield said.

The man told the suspect he didn't have change, and the suspect grabbed a $20 bill from his hand, police said. A second suspect then approached and shot the 52-year-old.

The 52-year-old fell to the ground and stumbled to his vehicle, where police found him. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The suspects were described as black and in their 20s, with hooded sweatshirts, police said.

In Glen Park, police responded to the 4800 block of Madison Street after receiving several calls about shots fired.

Officers arrived and found a wounded 21-year-old man, who told police he was sleeping in bed when he was shot in the lower leg. The man believed the gunfire came from outside his home, police said.

A window at another home was damaged by the gunfire, police said.

Detective Sgt. William Fazekas is investigating.

On Sunday, John Price, 27, of Gary, was killed in the 700 block of Ohio Street, according to the Lake County coroner's office. 

Police responded to a shooting in the area, but it remained unclear if others were wounded because further details have not yet been released.

On Saturday, a 26-year-old Gary man arrived about 3:40 a.m. at a local hospital to be treated for gunshot wounds to the ankles, police said.

The man may have been shot in the Glen Park area. Detective Sgt. Gregory Wolf is investigating.

On Friday, a 19-year-old Gary man was shot in the chest in the 1300 block of Whitcomb Street, police said.

The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Detective Sgt. Michael Barnes is investigating.

Anyone with information about any of 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.