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Police said a man was shot and killed late Saturday in this Crown Point home.

CROWN POINT — A verbal dispute led to a man's shooting death late Saturday, police said. 

According to police, at about 9:30 p.m. officers were called to the 1200 block of West 97th Place where they said a male subject had shot his 38-year-old son multiple times inside the home. Police said a verbal argument between the two turned physical before the shooting.

The victim, Jerome Wilderness Jr., 38, of Gary, was transported to Franciscan Health Crown Point where he died from his injuries, according to police and the Lake County coroner's office.

Police said the victim's twin daughters, thought to be about a year old, were in the home but unharmed. 

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Some neighbors in the quiet neighborhood were reluctant to talk. One woman said she saw a lot of activity and cars near the home around 2 a.m.

An investigation is ongoing. 

Police have not released the name or any charging information yet. 

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Lake County reporter

Rob covers urban affairs and other matters in Crown Point, St. John, Winfield and beyond. Previously he covered Valparaiso, Hammond, Gary and East Chicago. He's also written for various magazines and pens a culture blog for The Times.