Four were in
custody today on charges of attempted murder, following a shooting on
I-80/94 in Lake County on Friday, the Indiana State Police said.
police, at 5:27 p.m. two occupants of a vehicle westbound on I-80/94
sustained gunshot wounds--and two other vehicles were struck by
gunfire--after a dark-colored crossover-type vehicle pulled alongside them
and multiple shots were fired, police said. A 23-year-old Gary man was shot
multiple times in the leg and an 11-year-old Steger, Ill., girl was shot
once in the leg, police said. Both were transported to Methodist Hospital
Northlake Campus in Gary with non-life threatening injuries, police said.
investigation by detectives with the Criminal Investigation Section, the
shooting appears to be targeted, not a case of road rage,” police said.
About six hours
later on Friday, at 11:49 p.m., the ISP received a tip about the suspect
vehicle, leading investigators to an apartment complex in Gary. Taken into
custody were Naja Wilder, 18, of Richton Park, Ill., and three juveniles: a
16-year-old Pendleton, Ind., boy; a 17-year-old Park Forest, Ill., boy; and
a 17-year-old Illinois boy, police said.
“It was learned
that the vehicle that was involved in the shooting had been carjacked,
earlier on Friday, in Illinois by gunpoint,” police said.
The four were
transported to Lake County Jail on a charge of attempted murder.