Gary mayor says cousin was among 3 people fatally shot at July Fourth block party; 7 others wounded

Gary mayor says cousin was among 3 people fatally shot at July Fourth block party; 7 others wounded

GARY, Ind. — Gary’s mayor stated his household is “heartbroken” by the information {that a} relative was amongst three individuals fatally shot throughout a July Fourth block social gathering within the northwestern Indiana metropolis.

Mayor Jerome Prince stated Wednesday that his cousin, Marquise Corridor, 26, of Lafayette, was fatally wounded in Tuesday’s capturing, together with Laurence Mangum, 25, of Merrillville, and Ashanti Brown, 20, of Olympia Fields, Illinois.

“Our household is heartbroken and outraged at this loss,” Prince stated of Corridor’s demise. “Clearly, this hits near residence.”

Police stated seven different individuals had been wounded within the capturing, which stays underneath investigation by the Lake County/Gary Metro Murder Unit, The (Northwest Indiana) Instances reported.

The capturing occurred about 12:45 a.m. Tuesday throughout an Independence Day block social gathering in a residential neighborhood of Gary. Cops arrived to search out the three capturing victims unresponsive.

Merrillville resident Andre P. Cobb, who’s one among Magnum’s cousins, stated it was his understanding that his cousin was hanging out with childhood mates when the capturing occurred.

“I simply wish to know why,” Cobb stated.

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