GARY — A 35-year-old man was gunned down late Sunday, police said.

Officers responded to a report of a gunshot victim inside a residence in the 5200 block of East 13th Place and found Reginald Hamilton, of Gary, with a fatal wound to the chest at 11:04 p.m., Cmdr. Jack Hamady said.

The Lake County coroner declared Hamilton dead at 12:40 a.m. — about an hour after arriving on scene. His death was ruled a homicide.

Hamady said police found another man, who sustained injuries to the head, inside the home. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment where his current condition is unknown.

Officers recovered a rifle from the scene, Hamady said. They are currently trying figure out why the weapon was fired that killed the 35-year-old.

Hamady said there had been a gathering at the residence that evening, which Hamilton and other witnesses had attended.

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Morning Cops/Breaking News Reporter

Olivia is the morning cops/breaking news reporter at The Times. She spends her time monitoring traffic and weather reports, scanning crime logs and reading court documents. The Idaho native and University of Idaho grad has been with The Times since 2019.