A 24-year-old Gary
man was shot to death on Saturday while driving on the Grant Street I-80/94
overpass, the Indiana State Police said.
The victimís name
has not been released.
police, at 5:17 a.m. the man--along with two passengers, a 23-year-old man
and a 20-year-old man, both Gary residents--was southbound on Grant St., en
route to a restaurant, when someone in an unidentified vehicle fired
multiple shots at his 2010 Dodge Charger.
The Charger left
the roadway to the west and traveled into a grassy area, where it then went
over the side of the concrete bridge support and fell 23 feet onto the
I-80/94 Grant Street feeder ramp below, police said.
The driver was hit
multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene. One of the passengers was
hit seven times, the other once, and both were transported to Methodist
Hospital Northlake Campus in Gary with non-life threatening injuries, police
The feeder ramp was
closed until approximately 9:45 a.m. for investigation.
information about the shooting is asked to contact ISP Det. Brian McCall at
The ISP did not say
whether investigators believe this shooting is connected to one early Friday
morning, when at approximately 3:33 a.m. an unknown motorist fired multiple
shots at a vehicle on the northbound I-65 ramp for westbound I-80/94. A
passenger in that vehicle sustained a non-life-threatening injury, while the
vehicle itself was struck by bullets at least three times, police said.
Occupants in the vehicle did observe a suspect vehicle, possibly a
Chevrolet, police said.