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CALUMET CITY — A man and woman were killed in a shooting Wednesday in Calumet City just west of the Indiana-Illinois border. 

Police and EMS were dispatched at 2:48 p.m. to the 500 block of State Street in Calumet City for a report of shots fired. 

There, police found a 48-year-old woman and 19-year-old man, both of Chicago Heights, suffering from gunshot wounds, according to a news release from the Calumet City Police Department. 

Leon Perry, 19, was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center and pronounced dead at 6:33 p.m. The Cook County medical examiner's ledger lists him as being from Lansing, but police listed him as being from Chicago Heights. 

Seretse Robinson-Perry, 48, of Chicago Heights, was transported to Franciscan Health Hospital in Hammond and pronounced dead at 3:31 p.m., according to the Lake County Coroner's office. 

Both died from gunshot wounds in a homicide, authorities said. 

The Calumet City Police Department and the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force are investigating. Anyone with information should call the Calumet City police at 708-868-2500.


Northlake County Reporter

Lauren covers North Lake County government, breaking news, crime and environmental issues for The Times. She previously worked at The Herald-News in Joliet. She holds a master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting.