Police Investigating Two Gary Homicides Tuesday

Around 5:50 PM Tuesday, May, 10, 2022 Gary Officers responded to the 1700 block of West 5th Avenue for reports of shots fired that was upgraded to a gunshot victim while officers were enroute, according to Lt. Dawn Westerfield of The Gary Police.

Upon arrival officers discovered a 29-year-old male lying outside with what appeared to be gunshot wounds.  The male was transported to the hospital by Gary Medics where he later was declared deceased. The Lake County Coroner has not released this victims identity.

The Gary Violent Crimes Division is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call 219-881-1210 or the Crime Tip Line at 866-CRIME-GP.

Shortly after that shooting, around 6:37 PM Gary Police Officers responded to the 4400 block of Washington Street for reports of a gunshot victim, according to Westerfield.

Upon arrival officers discovered a 27-year-old male from Gary with several gunshot wounds. A witness stated a dark colored vehicle had shot at the male while they were standing outside of the residence. The male was transported to the hospital by Gary Medics where he was later declared deceased. The victim was identified as Kurtis Tolliver, 27, of Gary.

Lake County Metro Homicide is investigating this homicide. Anyone with information is asked to call 219-755-3855 or the Crime Tip Line at 866-CRIME-GP. 

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