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Man killed, another hurt in Gary shooting

Jordan Mitchell, 19, was with an 18-year-old man in the 2200 block of Carolina Street in Gary, Indiana, when someone approached and started shooting at them.

Two men were shot, one of them fatally, on June 22, 2019, in Gary, Indiana.
Two men were shot, one of them fatally, on June 22, 2019, in the 2200 block of Carolina Street in Gary, Indiana.
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A man was killed and another was injured in a shooting Saturday in northwest Indiana.

Jordan Mitchell, 19, was with an 18-year-old man in the 2200 block of Carolina Street in Gary, Indiana, when someone approached and started shooting at them, according to Gary police and the Lake County coroner’s office. The shooter left the area in an older-model Chevrolet Malibu.

Officers were called about the shooting at 9:22 p.m. and arrived at the scene to find the 18-year-old Chicago man with multiple gunshot wounds to the body, police said. He was taken by ambulance to Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus in Gary with injuries that were not thought to be life threatening.

While officers were at the scene, they were notified that Mitchell had been driven to the same hospital with a gunshot wound to the head, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at 10:13 p.m.

The coroner’s office found that Mitchell, who lived in Merrillville, Indiana, died of his wound and ruled his death a homicide.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Detective Kris Adams with the Lake County/Gary Metro Homicide Unit at 219-755-3852 or the Crime Tip Line at 866-274-6347.

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