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Minnesota man shot in head dies in East Chicago hospital, police say
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Minnesota man shot in head dies in East Chicago hospital, police say

St. Catherine Hospital

St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago.

EAST CHICAGO — A Minnesota man died in an East Chicago hospital after being shot in the head, police said. 

The victim was identified as Emannuel Hall, 18, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, according to a report from Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey. 

At 3:45 p.m. Friday police were alerted of a gunshot victim dropped off in the ER of St. Catherine Hospital at 4321 Fir St., said East Chicago Deputy Police Chief Jose Rivera.

Ride along with Officer Jimmy Weller as he patrols the region's border of Lake Michigan as part of the Lake County Sheriff's Marine Unit. Video by Connor Burge. 

When officers arrived at the hospital, security staff told them a young black male driving a red Chevrolet Impala dropped the victim off at the ER and left the area.

The victim, who suffered a gunshot wound to the left side of his head, was unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the hospital and the Lake County coroner's office responded.

East Chicago Police Department Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the death.

The red Chevrolet Impala and a person of interest were located, police said. The vehicle was impounded for evidence purposes.

No further information was available pending further investigation.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact Detective Migeul Pena at 219-391-8318 or via email at

Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact the East Chicago police tip line at 219-391-8500.


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Night Crime/Breaking News Reporter

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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