GARY — The city is poised to record the highest number of homicides since at least 2013, according to police and death records.
A teen wounded in a May shooting died Wednesday, marking the city's 53rd homicide this year.
Theaudious Griffin, 17, was shot in the neck and hip May 22 at his home in the 300 block of 49th Avenue, police previously told The Times.
The last time Gary recorded more than 53 homicides was 2013, when 54 homicides were logged, according to FBI statistics posted online. The highest number of homicides before 2013 was recorded in 2007, when 71 people were killed in Gary.
Thirteen people have been killed since Oct. 3, when 26-year-old Ashley Miranda was fatally shot and a 14-year-old Urbana, Illinois, boy and 29-year-old Hammond woman were wounded when someone in a white SUV opened fire on Miranda's car in the 7100 block of West Fifth Avenue, police said.
The latest homicide victim was identified this week as Terrell Gill, 32, of Gary, according to the Lake County coroner's office. Gill died at the scene of a shooting about 8:30 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of County Line Road in the city's Miller section.
Wanya Burnside, 21, of Gary, died Sunday at an Illinois hospital from a gunshot wound to the head, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Burnside was wounded in a shooting about 12:40 p.m. Friday. Police records show officers responded at that time to the 1100 block of Noble Street for a report of shots fired and a gunshot wound victim.
Police searching for a missing person found a woman dead about noon Oct. 31 in the 1100 block of Colfax Street.
Sean Baker, 23, of Gary, was involved in a shooting in the 7000 block of East Fifth Avenue on Oct. 30. He later died after seeking treatment at a local hospital.
A man found shot to death Oct. 29 in the 500 block of Taney Street has not yet been identified, coroner's records showed.
Phillip Hearne, 60, of Gary, died Oct. 26 at a hospital after a shooting in the 3500 block of Pierce Street.
Nefretiri Jones, 52, Yoasha Carter, 25, and Dwayne Jones, 33, all of Gary, were found shot to death after a fire at their home Oct. 25 in the 3500 block of West 20th Avenue. Yoasha Carter’s boyfriend, Reginald Carter, 31, pleaded not guilty to three counts of murder and one count of arson.
Joseph Nieto, 32, of Gary, died at a hospital after he was shot Oct. 23 outside his home in the 2300 block of Edison Street. Enrique "Bapo" Gonzalez, 33, was charged with murder and auto theft.
Damarius Carr, 21, of Gary, died from a gunshot wound after someone brought him to Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus on Oct. 22. Police think he was shot in the 1200 block of Johnson Street.
Antonio Reeves, 50, of Gary, was shot to death Oct. 19 at his home in the 500 block of Ralston Street.
Anyone with information about any of Gary's recent homicides is asked to call the Lake County/Gary Metro Homicide Unit at 219-755-755-3855. To remain anonymous, call 866-CRIME-GP.
Times staff writer Mary Freda contributed to this report.