A 56-year-old man was shot to death Friday night in northwest Indiana.

Officers responded to a call of a person down about 7:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Van Buren Street and found Joseph Hegwood outside with apparent gunshot wounds, according to Gary police and the Lake County coroner’s office.

Hegwood was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:30 p.m., authorities said. His death was ruled a homicide.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Detective Corporal Edward Gonzalez of the Lake County/Gary Metro Homicide Unit at (219) 755-3855 or the crime tip line at (866) CRIME-GP.