Gunman assaulted victim, attempted to take jewelry, police say | Crime and Courts

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GARY — A police response Wednesday night to Gary/Chicago International Airport was related to a reported robbery that occurred earlier in a different part of the city, officials said.

Officers were dispatched about 5:10 p.m. and met with a 31-year-old Hammond man, who told them he was robbed about an hour earlier in the 2500 block of Broadway, Gary police Lt. Dawn Westerfield said.

The man told police another person assaulted him and tried to steal his jewelry while armed with a handgun, Westerfield said.

Anyone with more information is asked to call Sgt. Gregory Wolf at 219-881-1210. To remain anonymous, call the department’s crime tip line at 866-CRIME-GP.

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One Injured As Gunman Opens Fire, Suspect Still At Large


  • The shooting took place at the Opry Mills Mall on Wednesday night
  • A 19-year-old boy was shot and his condition is said to be critical
  • The incident was caught on surveillance footage

Police were looking for the suspect after at least one person was injured in a shooting that took place at a shopping mall in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday night.

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department was investigating the shooting, which took place at around 6:10 p.m. local time (7:10 p.m. EDT) at the Opry Mills Mall.

According to the police, the shooting occurred when one group of five people and another group of three people confronted each other near the shopping mall’s food court. Both groups had individuals who were armed.

A spokesperson from the police department stated the incident was caught on surveillance footage that showed the groups walking together before the suspect, who was part

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