Two men shot, one fatally, in East Chicago, police say

2012-12-16T19:00:00Z 2012-12-16T22:28:04Z Two men shot, one fatally, in East Chicago, police sayTimes Staff
December 16, 2012 7:00 pm  • 

EAST CHICAGO | A Hammond man died after being shot Sunday morning during a drive-by shooting, police said.

Ernest Parker died after being shot in the 5000 block of Melville Avenue in East Chicago, according to the Lake County coroner's office.

Parker, 32, suffered a gunshot wound to his left rib area around 3:30 a.m., East Chicago Sgt. George Cossey said.

Another man was shot in the left arm and was treated at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and released.

Police did not have a description of the car as of Sunday night, Cossey said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Juan Beltran at (219) 391-8318.

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