EAST CHICAGO — A shooting left a teenage boy dead and two other males wounded Tuesday afternoon in an East Chicago neighborhood, police said.
Jayden Brown, 17, of East Chicago, was pronounced dead about 7:55 p.m. His death was ruled a homicide, the Lake County coroner's office said.
The identities and ages of the two others have not yet been released. A Lake County coroner's van responded to the scene about 7:45 p.m.
Police were called shortly before 6 p.m. to a reported shooting in the 3500 block of Guthrie Street, East Chicago Deputy Police Chief Jose Rivera said. The area includes multiple apartment buildings and corresponding parking lots.
Multiple East Chicago police and the Lake County Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded. The Lake County Aviation Unit was assisting in the search of the area following the shooting.
Police said more information will be released as the investigation continues.
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