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GARY — A 24-year-old said he was at a gas station when a stranger shot at him from a vehicle, police say.

Police responded at 1:58 p.m. Tuesday to a call about a gunshot wound victim in the 4800 block of Broadway in Gary, Cmdr. Jack Hamady said.

Officers found a man who had been shot inside the gas station. The man was shot in the leg by an unknown suspect, Hamady said.

The 24-year-old Gary man told police he was walking to the gas station with his cousin and saw a dark-colored sport utility vehicle near the gas pumps.  An unknown man began shooting at him from inside the vehicle and then drove southbound away from the area, Hamady said.

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The man was taken to a nearby hospital to treat his leg wound. Gary Police Department Crime Scene Investigators examined the evidence and no crime scene was found. 

Anyone with further information is urged to contact the Gary Police Department Violent Crimes Unit at 219-881-1210 or the Crime Tip Line at 866-CRIME-GP. Detective Sgt. Michael Barnes is investigating the shooting.

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Night Crime/Breaking News Reporter

Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts, investigative news and more. She is a Region native and graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology.