EAST CHICAGO | A 47-year-old man died after being hit by a car late Saturday, officials said.
Brigido Lopez, of East Chicago, died from blunt force trauma at 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of 140th Street and Deal Street in East Chicago, according to a news release from the Lake County coroner's office.
East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker said officers responded after receiving calls of shots heard in the area and about a man possibly running away from someone.
Becker said officers found Lopez, who did not have any gunshot wounds. He said it appears a vehicle ran over Lopez.
The vehicle had left by the time officials arrived to the scene.
The manner of death is pending the investigation.