16-year-old shot to death in Gary

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A teenage boy was fatally shot and killed about a half-mile from his northwest Indiana home Monday night.

Officers discovered Rashaud Lewis lying in the grass with a gunshot wound in the 2300 block of Harrison Street in Gary, according to Gary Police Sgt. Thomas Decanter.

Lewis lived in the 1000 block of West 22nd Avenue, about a half-mile from the shooting, according to the Lake County (Ind.) coroner’s office.

He was taken to Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus, where he was pronounced dead at 5:21 p.m., according to the Lake County coroner’s office. Officials ruled his death a homicide.

No one was in custody as of Tuesday morning, Decanter said. The Lake Country Metro Homicide Unit is investigating.

Anyone with information should call police at (219) 755-3851.

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