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.

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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.

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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.

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