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Shooting of 19-year-old 'not a random act of violence,' police say

Shooting of 19-year-old 'not a random act of violence,' police say


MICHIGAN CITY — Police say a 19-year-old man was discovered Sunday with a gunshot wound on the city's west side.

The shooting was not a random act of violence and there is no ongoing danger to the community at this time, police said. 

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Officers with the Michigan City Police Department were dispatched about 4:30 p.m. to the 1000 block of Chicago Street on the city's west side for a report of shots being fired. 

A 19-year-old victim sustained an injury that was not life threatening but was transported to Franciscan Health in Michigan City for treatment, police said. 

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Police ask anyone with information about this incident to contact the lead detective on this case, Lt. Kevin Urbanczyk at 219-874-3221 ext. 1042.

The public can also contact the department via Facebook Messenger and through the crime tip hotline number at 219-873-1488. You can request to remain anonymous, police said.

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North Lake County Reporter

Lauren covers North Lake County government, breaking news, crime and environmental issues for The Times. She holds a master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting from UIS. Contact her at or 219-933-3206.

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