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Officers take quick action to save shooting victim, police say

Officers take quick action to save shooting victim, police say

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HAMMOND — Officers jumped into action Thursday night when they found a 21-year-old who was shot multiple times inside a vehicle.

Police responded to the shooting around 11:15 p.m. in the 7600 block of VanBuren Avenue, Lt. Steve Kellogg said. When Hammond police arrived, they found a 21-year-old man who was shot multiple times inside a vehicle.

Officers Lindsey Fritz and Simon Siba jumped into action, using their tourniquets to stop the bleeding and save the victim's life, Kellogg said. The man was taken to the hospital and was in stable condition Friday afternoon.

“Hammond Police are proud of the officers for their quick action and life-saving efforts and glad that there was no loss of life from this dangerous incident,” Kellogg said.

Kellogg said the shooting was an isolated, domestic argument, and a suspect was immediately taken into custody.

Formal charges will be presented to the Lake County prosecutor's office shortly, he said.

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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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