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HAMMOND — A 27-year-old man was wounded in a shooting early Sunday in the city's Hessville section, police said.

Hammond police responded about 3 a.m. Sunday to the area of Coach's Corner Bar in the 6200 block of Kennedy Avenue for a possible shooting, Lt. Steven Kellogg said.

While en route, police said a vehicle speed away from the scene and crashed nearby.

Three men were in the vehicle, including the wounded 27-year-old. He was a backseat passenger, police said.

The man was taken to a hospital and was in stable condition Monday.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sgt. Adam Clark at 219-852-2987.


Public Safety Reporter

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