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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.

Anyone with information about this crime are asked to contact Detective Sgt. Steve Guernsey at 219-852-2978 or Detective Sgt. Mike Nemcek at 219-852-2977

Check back at nwi.com for updates to this story as it develops.

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