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Man and woman identified in Gary double homicide

Harrington James Westbrook | Gary police

An 18-year-old man has been charged with fatally shooting two people found dead in separate alleys Saturday in northwest Indiana.

Harrington James Westbrook faces two counts of murder, according to Gary police.

About 7 a.m., officers found Dawn Sharmaine Williams, 32, shot to death in an alley in the 800 block of Ohio Street in Gary. Eight hours later, Amahn Muldrow, 37, was found dead with a gunshot wound and blunt force trauma in an alley in the 2000 block of West 2nd Avenue, according to police and the Lake County coroner’s office.

Muldrow and Williams were both from the 2100 block of 2nd Avenue in Gary, according to the coroner’s office. Both deaths were ruled homicides.

Westbrook, a Gary resident, was arrested Saturday evening. Police announced charges Monday afternoon, but have not released information about a motive for the attacks. Detectives are still investigating.

Anyone with information should call detectives at (219) 755-3852, or the crime tip line at (866) CRIME-GP.