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GARY — A 49-year-old Gary man suffered multiple gunshot wounds in a homicide early Sunday morning, according to a news release from the Lake County coroner.

The man, identified as Ervin Pirtle, was found near the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Ohio Street. The coroner was dispatched to the scene at 1:18 a.m. and pronounced Pirtle dead at 1:52 a.m., the release said.

Other agencies involved include Lake County CSI, Gary Police and Gary Fire.

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