3 wounded in separate Hammond shootings

2013-07-17T18:45:00Z 2013-07-17T23:01:07Z 3 wounded in separate Hammond shootingsAnna Ortiz anna.ortiz@nwi.com 219-933-3241 nwitimes.com
July 17, 2013 6:45 pm  • 

HAMMOND | Hammond police are investigating three separate shootings reported between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Three people were wounded in the shootings, but their injuries were not life threatening, police said. No suspects are in custody, Hammond police Lt. Richard Hoyda said.

The first shooting occurred at 8:23 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of 174th Street and Walnut Avenue. Six males robbed a 16-year-old boy, police said.

The boy was shot in the finger, and the six males fled north and then east in the 7300 block of Walnut Avenue.

At 11:05 p.m., three suspects entered a 33-year-old man's house in the 3300 block of 176th Street and shot him in the leg, police said.

One suspect told the man to go to a bedroom. When the man refused, the suspect fired.

The third shooting was at 11:23 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1001 Highland St., police said. A 19-year-old man was shot in the left leg near the park's pool area.

There are no known motives in the two most recent shootings.

Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call Hammond Detective Michael Nemcek or Capt. Zeke Hinojosa at (219) 852-2906.

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