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GARY — An 18-year-old man was found shot to death Sunday in the city's Glen Park section, officials said.

The death of Damir Young-Hunt, of Gary, in the 4600 block of Van Buren Street was ruled a homicide, according to the Lake County coroner's office.

Gary police initially responded to the area for a report of shots fired, according to a police report. An officer was then flagged down and alerted to a gunshot victim behind a home on Van Buren Street.

Coroner's investigators pronounced Young-Hunt dead at 5 p.m. at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Gary/Lake County Metro Homicide Unit at 219-755-3855. To remain anonymous, call 866-CRIME-GP.


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