7-year-old boy fatally shot in East Chicago

Jeremiah Moore, 7, was pronounced dead at 1:28 a.m. Tuesday at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, the Lake County Coroner’s Office said.

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A 7-year-old boy was fatally shot early Tuesday in East Chicago, Indiana.

After a call of shots fired about 1:15 a.m. in the 3500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, officers observed a woman carrying the child into St. Catherine’s Hospital from a van, police said.

Three other children and two adults were in the van, where police found “a firearm, spent shell casings, blood splatter and a 30-round magazine.”

The boy, Jeremiah Moore, was pronounced dead at 1:28 a.m., the Lake County coroner’s office said.

Police said the 7-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

There was no one in custody. East Chicago police are investigating.

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