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Car falls off I-80/94 overpass after driver fatally shot in Gary

A car fell 23 feet onto an I-80/94 ramp after a shooting that left its driver dead and two passengers injured Sept. 23 in Gary, Indiana. | Indiana State Police

A car fell off an overpass onto an I-80/94 ramp after a shooting that killed the driver and injured two passengers Saturday morning in Gary, Indiana.

A 24-year-old Gary man was driving a 2010 Dodge Charger south on Grant Street at 5:17 a.m., near the traffic light on the overpass over I-80/94, when someone in another vehicle started shooting at the Dodge, according to a statement from Indiana State Police. No description of the shooter’s vehicle was available.

The Dodge then went off the road, into a grassy area to the west and over a concrete bridge support before falling about 23 feet down to the I-80/94 Grant Street feeder ramp, police said.

The driver, identified as Delvontaye M. Kelly, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police and the Lake County coroner’s office.

A car fell 23 feet onto an I-80/94 ramp after a shooting that left its driver dead and two passengers injured Sept. 23 in Gary, Indiana. | Indiana State Police
A car fell 23 feet onto an I-80/94 ramp after a shooting that left its driver dead and two passengers injured Sept. 23 in Gary, Indiana. | Indiana State Police

The front-seat passenger, a 23-year-old Gary man, was shot seven times, police said. The back-seat passenger, a 20-year-old Gary man, was shot once. They were both taken to Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus in Gary, and their injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

The feeder ramp to westbound I-80/94 remained closed until 9:45 a.m. while police investigated and crews removed the vehicle, police said.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has any information is asked to call Det. Brian McCall at (219) 696-6242.

A car fell 23 feet onto an I-80/94 ramp after a shooting that left its driver dead and two passengers injured Sept. 23 in Gary, Indiana. | Indiana State Police
A car fell 23 feet onto an I-80/94 ramp after a shooting that left its driver dead and two passengers injured Sept. 23 in Gary, Indiana. | Indiana State Police