HAMMOND — A Hammond man was killed early Thursday in what police said might have been a drug deal gone bad, officials said.
Willie A. Summers, 21, died from a gunshot wound in an alley in the 7200 block of Columbia Avenue, according to police and the Lake County coroner's office.
Officers found Summers after responding about 3:10 a.m. to a report of a man down, Hammond police Lt. Steven Kellogg said.
A firearm and packaged marijuana were found at the scene, he said.
Coroner's investigators pronounced Summers dead about 5:20 a.m. at the scene.
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