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Five Injured in Shooting at Gary Senior Club

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Police believe robbery is a possible motive in a shooting overnight at a senior citizens social club. At about 11:30 last night Gary Police dispatch received a call of shots fired inside the Safe and Sound Senior Citizen Social Club at 2220 Broadway. Gary Police Corporal Public Information Officer Gabrielle King says upon arrival officers learned a gunman entered the club and began ordering patrons to the ground at gunpoint, then shots rang out and four people were shot – two men from Gary, ages 65 and 76, a 43-year-old East Chicago man, and a 45-year-old Chicago man. Police say the suspect, a 23-year-old Chicago man, was also shot. Police say it's not yet known who shot the suspect or if he acted alone. All the shooting victims were taken to the hospital, and their conditions were not available. The suspect is in custody. No information was available as to how many people were inside the club at the time. Gary Police Detective James Bond has been assigned this case and anyone with information is asked to contact him at the Gary Police Department.


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