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Man shot to death in Merrillville

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A man was shot to death Tuesday night in northwest Indiana.

Officers responding about 10:40 p.m. to a report of a shooting in the 5400 block of Fillmore Street in Merrillville found 42-year-old Charles D. Montgomery, who had been shot multiple times, according to Merrillville Police Cmdr. Jeff Rice.

Montgomery, who lived on the same block as the shooting, was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, the Lake County coroner’s office said. His death was ruled a homicide.

Rice said Montgomery was “a targeted individual” and the incident was not a random shooting. He said the victim was a convicted felon and documented gang member,

Anyone with information should call Merrillville police at (219) 769-3722, ext. 349.