A man and woman are dead following an early Sunday morning shooting at an apartment complex in Gary.

Gary police were dispatched to the 2000 block of Carolina Street for reports of shots fired and a man with a gun at 1:56 a.m. 

According to the Lake County coroner's office, Van Dyke Cason, 29, of Gary, and Freddie Howard, 44, of Gary were killed. 

Gary police reported that Cason lived in Merrillville. According to the coroner's office, the shootings took place at Howard's residence. 

Both suffered multiple gunshot wounds according to the coroner's office and both deaths were ruled a homicide. 

A medico-legal death investigation team was dispatched to the scene at 2:06 a.m.

Cason was pronounced dead at 2:57 a.m. while the female victim was pronounced dead at 2:56 a.m. 

The Lake County Sheriff's Department assisted Gary police. 

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Lake County/Gary Metro Homicide Unit at 219-755-3855.

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