Police Seek Info After Two Shot At Park

On August 11, 2022, at approximately 7:55 PM, Hammond Police responded to the 1000 block of Lyons street in reference to a shooting, according to Lt. Steve Kellogg.

Upon arrival, officers located a subject that had been shot multiple times. He was immediately treated by the Hammond Fire Department and then transported to a Chicago area hospital where he stiol remains, Kellogg said. The victims current condition was not available.

Officers located items leading them to believe there were several subjects involved.

A witness nearby said the park was crowded with kids on a nice evening when around 20 shots were heard. “The shooter was just shooting everywhere.”

A crime scene was setup on the east side of Tapper in the park and the west side of Tapper in the park.

A short time later, another victim arrived at a local hospital who was also present on Lyons.

If anyone has any information on this crime they are asked to contact Det. Sgt. Rich Ray at (219) 852-2970 or Det. Lt. Mark Tharp at (219) 852-2988. 

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