16-year-old boy fatally shot in NW Indiana

The teen was shot to death in the 800 block of Pierce Street, the coroner’s office said.

SHARE 16-year-old boy fatally shot in NW Indiana
A 16-year-old boy was shot to death July 5, 2020, in Gary, Indiana.

A 16-year-old boy was shot to death July 5, 2020, in Gary, Indiana.

Sun-Times File photo

A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot Sunday in northwest Indiana.

A death investigation team was called about 6:20 p.m. to Methodist Hospital Northlake in Gary, Indiana, where 16-year-old Christopher Watson was pronounced dead, the Lake County coroner’s office said.

The teen had been fatally shot in the 800 block of Pierce Street in Gary, the coroner’s office said. His death was ruled a homicide.

Gary police didn’t immediately respond to a request for details about the shooting.

Read more oncrime, and track the city’shomicides.

The Latest
One step would be to adjust the deadline in the city’s heating ordinance to a date earlier than June 1.
Zoning Committee Chairman Tom Tunney (44th), who doubles as the casino committee chairman, said he is not at all certain that the votes are there to approve the companion agreements. “There’s still a lot of work to be done. I don’t know if we can get it done by Friday. But that’s their goal...We might need more time. That’s all I’m gonna say.”
The shooting happened at the Warwick Allerton Hotel, officials said.
Democrats across the nation are hoping to use the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that could signal the overturning of Roe v. Wade to bring voters to the polls. That’s a trickier strategy for Valencia in the secretary of state’s race.
We need more alternative activities for these young people, summer jobs, outreach workers downtown to engage with youth and more.