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EAST CHICAGO — Authorities are investigating the death of a yet-to-be-identified male declared dead early Sunday at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago.

The male suffered a gunshot wound, and his death was ruled a homicide by the Lake County coroner's office. The victim was pronounced dead at 4:56 a.m., according to a news release by the coroner's office.

The male was shot in the 5000 block of Northcote Avenue, the release states.

A medicolegal death investigation team was dispatched to the hospital at 5:13 a.m., the release states.

Other agencies that assisted include East Chicago Police Department and Superior EMS.

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