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Man shot at Portage Speedway gas station

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Portage Police are investigating the shooting on Saturday of a Portage man at the Speedway gas station at U.S. Highway 6 and Swanson Road.

According to police, at 4:45 p.m. the victim, 33, was standing outside his vehicle at the gas station when he heard a bang and realized he’d been shot.

The man was able to drive himself to hospital “and will survive,” police said.

The PPD is asking anyone who may have been in the vicinity of the Speedway, around that time on Saturday, and who heard or saw anything suspicious to contact Capt. Joe Reynolds at (219) 726-3122.

“Based on the initial stages of the ongoing investigation, our detectives believe that this shooting was not a random act of violence,” Portage Police Chief Troy Williams said.




Posted 8/12/2013