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GARY — A 44-year-old man was killed and a 19-year-old man was wounded in two separate shootings this week in Gary.

Danny Raye Leake, of Gary and Tennessee, was found about 1:30 a.m. Thursday in the 1400 block of East 49th Avenue. He died from gunshot wounds in a homicide, according to the Lake County coroner's office.

The 19-year-old Gary man was wounded in a shooting about 9 p.m. Monday in the 1700 block of Pierce Street, police said Friday.

The man ran to a nearby home for help and was given a ride to a local hospital, Lt. Dawn Westerfield said.

The man, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds, has not been able to speak to police.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Detective Sgt. Daniel Callahan at 219-881-1210. 

Anyone with information about Leake's homicide is asked to call Detective Alexander Jones of the Lake County/Gary Metro Homicide Unit at 219-755-3855.

To anonymously report crime in Gary, call 866-CRIME-GP.


Public Safety Reporter

Sarah covers crime, federal courts and breaking news for The Times. She joined the paper in 2004 after graduating from Purdue University Calumet.