Whew! What a weekend. On Friday night (11:30PM) we responded to the 7100 block of Van Buren. Following a physical altercation, a suspect produced a handgun and fired several shots at some teenage males. Four were wounded, none seriously.
On Saturday night it was deja vu but worse. In the 2700 black of Cleveland St. (Hessville) officers responded to a shooting incident at about 11PM. This time six subjects were shot, three seriously wounded. All were teens and two young females were victims in this shooting. All will survive and recover, we have been told. We are working on leads at this time, if you have information about these crimes please call the Hammond Police Detective Bureau (219) 852-2906. We are not sure if they are related, but there is that possibility. There were alleged gang members among the victims, but we are not sure of a motive, yet. I should have more information for you tomorrow as my detectives take additional statements from witnesses.In an unrelated matter, I’m asking for your help. We have had several manhole covers stolen from our streets. The cost of each is about three hundred dollars. In addition to the cost, it presents a serious danger to our motorists and children. If you see anyone around a manhole cover, please call our police department.
Chief Brian Miller