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2 injured,1 arrested in Sauk Village shooting, police say

2 injured,1 arrested in Sauk Village shooting, police say

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The man's death is being investigated by Gary and Lake County authorities. 

SAUK VILLAGE — Two men were hospitalized in a shooting in Sauk Village, police said.  

At 4:18 p.m. Thursday officers were called to investigate shots fired in the 21600 block of Merrill Avenue, according to a news release from Sauk Village Police Department.

Police found two gunshot victims who were able to give police a description of the shooter. Sauk Village police searched the area and found the suspect a short distance from the crime scene. The suspect was arrested and criminal charges are pending.

Ride along with LaPorte Police Specialist Justin Dyer as he patrols the streets of LaPorte.

A 22-year-old Sauk Village man was taken to Franciscan Health Dyer and was treated for wounds that were not life-threatening, police said. A 23-year-old Sauk Village man was transported in critical yet stable condition to the University of Chicago, police said.

Police said the shooting was an isolated incident and not a random act


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Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts and investigative news. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology. 219-933-4194,

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