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Man shot at Ameristar Casino in serious condition, police say

Man shot at Ameristar Casino in serious condition, police say

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Ameristar Casino

EAST CHICAGO — Authorities are investigating after a man was shot multiple times in a Region casino parking garage. 

At 1:36 a.m. Thursday police responded to shots fired at Ameristar Casino at 777 Aldis Avenue, said East Chicago Police Department Deputy Chief Jose Rivera.

Witnesses said that shots were fired in the second level of the casino parking garage. When officers arrived, they were informed that a gunshot victim had been taken to St. Catherine Hospital.

Join Tristan DeFord, Jami Rieck, and Nancy Zakutanksky on a shift working for Superior Ambulance in Merrillville.

The victim was a 26-year-old Tinley Park, Illinois, man, police said. The man suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was in serious condition. He was later taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center for treatment.

East Chicago police said that no further details were available and the shooting remains under investigation.


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Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts and investigative news. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology. 219-933-4194,

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