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MERRILLVILLE — A man was found with multiple gunshot wounds inside of a Merrillville home.

Police responded to the 6000 block of Harrison Street for a call of gunshots fired, Merrillville Cmdr. Jeff Rice said.

When they arrived, they found a man inside of a home with multiple gunshot wounds.

Lake County coroners arrived at 6:17 p.m. in front of the home, which was surrounded by a perimeter of police tape. 

Police are treating the shooting as an active homicide investigation, Rice said.

The Merrillville Police Department, Lake County Coroner's Office and the Lake County Sheriff's Office were on scene. A motive for the shooting has not yet been determined.  

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"We are canvasing the area and gathering information at this time," Rice said. 

The shooter was still at large, and police are asking the public's help in identifying a suspect. Because not all family members have been notified, police are not currently releasing the identity of the victim. 

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Merrillville Det. Ellis or Rice at 219-769-3722.

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Night Crime/Breaking News Reporter

Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts, investigative news and more. She is a Region native and graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology.