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Man shot to death in Gary may not have been intended target

A man who was shot to death Tuesday night in northwest Indiana may not have been the intended target, police said.

Officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 3600 block of Van Buren Street in Gary at 8:44 p.m. and found a man who’d been shot at least once in his upper body, according to a statement from Gary police.

Therical Gassion, 45, was taken to Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus in Gary, where he was pronounced dead at 9:49 p.m., according to the Lake County (Ind.) coroner’s office.

His cause of death was determined to be a gunshot wound, and his death was ruled a homicide.

No one was in custody as of Wednesday morning, and it is not yet known if Gassion was the intended target of the shooter, police said.

Anyone with information should call Detectives Bond or Gonzalez at (219) 881-4751.