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GARY — A shooting took the life of a Gary high school student about to graduate and injured another.

The Lake County Coroner has ruled an 18-year-old Gary man's death that occurred early Saturday a homicide.

A death investigation team was dispatched to 19th Avenue and Hovey Place at 12:25 a.m. The teen, identified as Tory L. Height II, suffered multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at 1:11 a.m., according to a news release.

Height was a high school senior and was planning to go into the military, Cmdr. Jack Hamady said. He would have been graduating in a few weeks. 

Height was with an 18-year-old friend who was shot in the leg and ran from the scene, Hamady said. The wounded 18-year-old was later found in the 5000 block of W. 20th Avenue and taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

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Agencies that assisted at the scene included Gary Police, Gary Fire/EMS, Lake County CSI and the Lake County/Gary Metro Homicide Unit.

There are no suspects in custody at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lake County Metro Homicide Unit Det. Kris Adams at 219-755-3855 or use the anonymous tip line at 1-866-CrimeGP. 

Check back at nwi.com for updates as they become available.

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