Hammond man shot after opening door

2011-11-29T12:35:00Z 2011-11-30T00:25:08Z Hammond man shot after opening doorBy Vanessa Renderman vanessa.renderman@nwi.com, (219) 933-3241 nwitimes.com

HAMMOND | A 60-year-old man was shot in the stomach Monday night after opening the door of his Hammond home, police said.

Detectives continue to investigate the incident, which occurred at 7:46 p.m. in the 6500 block of Arkansas Avenue, Hammond Police Chief Brian Miller said.

Police did not release the man's name. He was hospitalized and is expected to survive, police said.

The victim heard a knock at the door and looked outside but did not see anyone, police said. When he opened the door, he was shot with a rifle, Miller said.

The man said the shooter was a white male, between 15 and 17 years old and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. There were three people outside the house, all wearing black hooded sweatshirts, the man told police.

The man told police he did not know the shooter and didn't know why someone would want to shoot him, Miller said, adding he does not believe the shooting was random.

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