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GARY — A 16-year-old boy was shot Wednesday night, according to police.

Around 7:40 p.m. police responded to a shooting in the 300 block of East 49th Avenue in Gary, Cmdr. Jack Hamady said.

Officers found a 16-year-old Gary boy who suffered a single gunshot wound. The teen was transported to Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus in Gary, Hamady said.

The teen's current condition or nature of his wounds was unknown Wednesday night.

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Anyone with information on the shooting should contact the crime tip line at 866-CRIME-GP. 

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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.