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2 girls in critical, mom hospitalized after shooting in Hammond

2 girls in critical, mom hospitalized after shooting in Hammond

Police investigate after a woman and her 12- and 15-year-old daughters were shot about 11:20 a.m. Sunday in an attempted robbery. Their car was found in the 6000 block of Calumet Avenue. The attempted robbery occurred in the 900 block of Morris Street in central Hammond, police said.

12 hours ago
2 girls in critical, mom hospitalized after shooting in Hammond

2 girls in critical, mom hospitalized after shooting in Hammond

The rear passenger side window of a woman's car was shot out Sunday in an attempted robbery in central Hammond. The woman driving the car suffered a nonlife-threatening gunshot wound, police said. Her 12- and 15-year-old daughters were airlifted in critical condition to a Chicago hospital.

12 hours ago
Chief: Cause of pallet fire may remain mystery

Chief: Cause of pallet fire may remain mystery

Hammond firefighters work to extinguish a mulch fire Tuesday at the former Calumet Pallet Co., 2640 Calumet Ave., after cutting through a large section of fence to gain access to the property.

July 22, 2014 9:56 pm
Police Search For COP KILLER

Police Search For COP KILLER

A Lake County Sheriff's Department officer searches Sunday an alley near 26th Avenue and Van Buren Place after Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield was shot and killed nearby.

July 06, 2014 2:37 pm
Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

A Gary police officer receives a hug Sunday from a local citizen following the killing of Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield early Sunday morning. Westerfield, 47, was shot and killed in his car while it was parked at 26th Avenue and Van Buren Place.

July 06, 2014 12:41 pm
Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

An officer wipes tears from his eyes as he helps search for a suspect that killed a fellow police officer Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield early Sunday near 26th Avenue and Van Buren Place in Gary.

July 06, 2014 12:41 pm
Manhunt Under Way for Suspects in Officer's Death

Manhunt Under Way for Suspects in Officer's Death

Police search alleys near 26th Avenue and Van Buren Place in Gary near where Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield was shot and killed early Sunday morning.

July 06, 2014 12:39 pm
Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

A Lake County coroner's van and other authorities gather at the scene of a police officer's slaying early Sunday in Gary at 26th Avenue and Van Buren Place. A manhunt is underway Sunday afternoon for the suspect in the crime.

July 06, 2014 12:40 pm
Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

A police officer searches a cable box early Sunday looking for evidence after a Gary police officer was shot and killed in his squad car near 26th Avenue and Van Buren Place.

July 06, 2014 12:39 pm
Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

Officers can be seen giving hugs to one another after a fellow Gary officer Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield was killed early Sunday morning in Gary near 26th Avenue and Van Buren Place.

July 06, 2014 12:40 pm
Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

An officer on the scene receives a hug early Sunday morning after a fellow officer was killed near 26th Avenue and Van Buren Place.

July 06, 2014 12:41 pm
Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

The car of Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield is towed Sunday from the scene of his killing with a police escort. Westerfield was killed early Sunday morning near 26th Avenue and Van Buren Place in Gary.

July 06, 2014 12:42 pm
Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

Officers salute as the Lake County coroner's office prepares to transport the body of fellow officer Jeffrey Westerfield on Sunday morning. Westerfield, 47, was shot and killed in his squad car while it was parked at 26th Avenue and Van Buren Place early Sunday.

July 06, 2014 12:41 pm
Severe storms hammer region

Severe storms hammer region

Firefighters respond to a downed tree during a night of severe thunderstorms that included tornado warnings throughout the region. No tornado touchdowns were reported.

June 30, 2014 10:05 pm
Severe storms hammer region

Severe storms hammer region

Emergency responders react to downed power lines in Lake County on Monday night.

June 30, 2014 10:07 pm
Missing Swimmer in Lake Michigan

Missing Swimmer in Lake Michigan

An ambulance sits Monday night by a pier near Whihala Beach in Whiting as rescue workers search Lake Michigan for Jose Alcazar, 18, of Hammond.

June 17, 2014 12:09 am
Hammond man dies in crash

Hammond man dies in crash

There was heavy fog early Saturday morning when a car crashed into a disabled truck on Interstate 80/94 just west of Grant Street.

May 31, 2014 7:03 am
Hammond man dies in crash

Hammond man dies in crash

Indiana State Police Officers document the scene of a fatal crash early Saturday morning on Interstate 80/94 near Grant Street.

May 31, 2014 7:02 am
Police: Woman in custody after Hobart apartment fire

Police: Woman in custody after Hobart apartment fire

Firefighters work on the scene of an apartment building fire Thursday in the Lake in The Woods apartment complex in Hobart. About nine to 10 families have been displaced. Two were rescued, one transported with smoke inhalation and the other transported for a psychiatric evaluation, officials said.

May 22, 2014 9:44 pm
Woman in custody after Hobart apartment fire, police say

Woman in custody after Hobart apartment fire, police say

Units in the Lake of the Woods apartments complex in Hobart were damaged Thursday by a fire that had multiple sources, fire officials said. A tenant was taken into custody, police said.

May 22, 2014 9:42 pm
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