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ISP: Man fatally shot while driving on Grant Street in Gary

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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.

According to 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 said.

The feeder ramp was closed until approximately 9:45 a.m. for investigation.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact ISP Det. Brian McCall at (219) 696-6242.

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.



Posted 9/25/2017




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