GARY — Police are on the scene of a fatal shooting on the city's West Side. 

Police were dispatched about 9 p.m. Wednesday night near West Fifth Avenue and Hobart Street for a report of a crashed vehicle and a person inside who had been shot, Gary police said. 

Police have opened up a homicide investigation into the shooting. The male victim was reportedly struck by gunfire while driving in the area, police said. 

Other information, including the victim's age or hometown, was not immediately available. 

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Anyone with information should call Gary Detective Kristopher Adams, of the Lake County/Gary Homicide Unit, at 219-755-3852.

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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.