Police investigating shooting in Merrillville; no victims found

2013-08-15T20:00:00Z 2013-08-16T00:25:08Z Police investigating shooting in Merrillville; no victims foundTimes Staff nwitimes.com
August 15, 2013 8:00 pm  • 

MERRILL VILLE | Merrillville police were investigating a shooting Thursday in the area of 58th Avenue and Pennsylvania Street.

Merrillville Police Chief Joseph Petruch said officers responded to the area about 4 p.m. after receiving reports of shots fired. Officers found 15 shell casings on the ground.

He said a maroon van and a silver Dodge Durango fled the scene and are believed to be involved in the shooting. Gary police located one of the vehicles on 15th Avenue and Taft Street.

Petruch said officers never located any gunshot victims. The shooting remained under investigation late Thursday.

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