GARY | A 27-year-old man was shot Thursday night during an altercation with a group of men outside a gas station near 17th Avenue and Harrison Street, police said.
The man and a friend were getting out of their car about 9:25 p.m. when they were approached by several people, police said. The man told police one of the people punched him in the nose.
As the man was attempting to get his friend back into the car to leave, one of the people pulled out a gun and fired it once, striking the man, police said.
The man was taken by private vehicle to a local emergency room for treatment of his injuries.