GARY — One person was killed and six were wounded last week in four separate shootings, police said.
Jessie Brown, 29, of Gary, was killed and three others were wounded about 12:05 a.m. Wednesday in the 3400 block of Pierce Street, officials said.
Gary police were dispatched to the area for reports of shots fired and gunshot victims. The victims were found inside a home, police said.
Detective Cpl. James Bond is investigating.
In a second Fourth of July shooting, a 36-year-old Gary man was wounded during a fight with his brother, police said.
Fabian Long, 38, of Gary, was charged Friday in Lake Criminal Court with felony aggravated battery, battery by means of a deadly weapon, battery resulting in serious bodily injury and domestic battery by means of a deadly weapon.
Long is accused of shooting his brother in the arm during a fight about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of East 44th Avenue, police said.
Officers found a wounded 47-year-old Gary man lying on the floor of a Walgreens store about 3:30 a.m. Thursday after responding to the 2500 block of Grant Street for a report of a gunshot victim.
The man had fled from a Chevrolet Blazer, which was stopped against a curb on Grant Street with broken windows and bullet holes.
The man told police he was at a stop light when another vehicle pulled up alongside him and someone shot at him. He was transported to a local hospital with wounds to his leg, neck, chest and stomach.
Detective Sgt. Mario Gonzalez is investigating.
Police found a 34-year-old gunshot victim after responding about 2 a.m. Friday to the 4500 block of Connecticut Street.
The Gary man claimed he had been jumped by several men, but was not particularly cooperative with officers, police said.
Detective Sgt. William Fazekas is investigating.
Anyone with information about violent crime is asked to call detectives at 219-881-1210. To remain anonymous, call 866-CRIME-GP.