19 Year Old Fatally Shot In Merrillville Shooting

UPDATE- The Merrillville Police Department took a juvenile into custody yesterday (Friday) without incident in reference to this homicide that occurred on Aug 24, 2022. The juvenile has been charged with one count of Murder. Anyone who may have additional information in reference to this incident is asked to contact Detective Alexander Van Rite at 219-769-3531 ext 349 or at avanrite@merrillville.in.gov

On Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at approximately 7:31 PM, Merrillville Police Officers were dispatched to the area of the 5600 block of Pennsylvania St. in reference to a 19-year-old male subject who had been shot, according to Merrillville Police.  

Detectives & Lake County CSI process the scene Wednesday night.

Upon arrival, responding officers rendered aid to the victim who was later transported by ambulance to Methodist Hospital Southlake for medical care, however the male subject succumbed to his wounds, police told RNS.  The Lake County Coroner has not released the victims name as of Wednesday night.


The investigation is ongoing, and the Merrillville Police Department is requesting that anyone with any information related to the incident to contact Detective Van Rite at (219) 769-3722 ext. # 349 or by email at avanrite@merrillville.in.gov

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