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1 killed, 1 wounded in East Chicago shooting

SHARE 1 killed, 1 wounded in East Chicago shooting
SHARE 1 killed, 1 wounded in East Chicago shooting

One man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting late Friday in northwest Indiana.

A shots spotter alerted police to four or five shots fired at 10:17 p.m. in the 4800 block of Alexander Avenue in East Chicago, Indiana, according to East Chicago police.

Officers found 25-year-old Ashanti Walden lying near a gated area with multiple gunshots wounds, police said. Walden, a Gary resident, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second victim, a 25-year-old East Chicago man, was taken to St. Catherine’s Hospital, where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the foot and released, police said.

Detectives canvassed the area, but the motive for the shooting is unknown.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Pena at (219) 391-8306, or the anonymous tip line at (219) 391-8500.


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