Gary man fatally shot; police seeking tips, ID on gunman

2012-12-16T18:34:00Z 2012-12-16T22:18:05Z Gary man fatally shot; police seeking tips, ID on gunmanLindsay Machak lindsay.machak@nwi.com, (219) 933-3246 nwitimes.com

GARY | A Gary man died after being shot twice Saturday afternoon, police said.

Terrel Smith was shot around 1:10 p.m near the corner of Second Avenue and Rutledge Street, Cpl. Gabrielle King said.

Smith, 25, succumbed to his wounds at the Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus around 4:12 p.m., according to the Lake County coroner's office.

Police described the man who shot Smith as a black male who stands about 5 feet 11 inches tall and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a white shirt underneath, King said.

A motive was unclear Sunday, she said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police Cpl. Mike Barnes at (219) 881-7434.

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