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Unidentified person found shot to death in Gary

An unidentified male was found dead with a gunshot wound Tuesday in northwest Indiana.

Officers discovered the white male with a gunshot wound to the chest at 23rd Avenue and Washington Street about 3:30 a.m., according to Gary Police Lt. Dawn Westerfield.

He was taken to Methodist Northlake Hospital in Gary, where he was pronounced dead at 4:25 a.m., according to the Lake County coroner’s office.

He had no identification and his identity has not yet been determined, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident or the man’s identity is asked to call Det. Sgt. Jenkins at (219) 755-3852 or (219) 881-1210 or the crime tip line at (866) 274-6347.