Three people were shot in two incidents Friday in Gary. Both shootings are under investigation with the suspects at large.
A shooting at the 4100 block of Jefferson Street around 7:50 p.m. resulted in one 25-year-old male with gunshot wounds to the neck and back and a 21-year-old male with gunshot wounds to the leg and arm. Gary police Cmdr. Jack Hamady said both victims are in stable condition at Methodist Hospitals Northlake campus. Both the victims and suspects were in vehicles when the shooting took place.
The vehicle that the victims were in crashed into a nearby vacant lot following the incident. There were three people in the car, only two were wounded.
The suspects fled the scene and have not yet been arrested. While responding to the scene, one officer saw a male who appeared to be ducking down in the tall grass. When the officer approached the individual, he fled and was not caught, Hamady said.
Hamady said that he is doubtful that this individual was a suspect, as he believes the suspects fled in a vehicle. The incident remains under investigation.
Police are also investigating an incident where an 18-year-old was shot in his arm Friday afternoon while outside his home.
Gary police were dispatched at 3:45 p.m. to Methodist Hospitals Northlake campus to meet with the victim.
The victim said he was outside his residence in the 1900 block of McKinley Street when someone shot him, according to Hamady.
Hamady said the victim was not cooperative. Another witness stated there were two shooters.
A family member drove the 18-year-old to the hospital for treatment, Hamady said.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Sgt. Dan Callahan at 219-881-1210. To remain anonymous, call the Gary Crime Tip Line at 866-CRIME-GP.