East Chicago Chief of Police Mark J. Becker released the following information:
On August 3, 2013 at 11:15pm officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 3900 block of Drummond. It was determined that multiple rounds had been fired and two gunshot victims were located at that scene. They are identified as Ronnie Riley, a black male, age 21 of East Chicago and Robert Billington, age 22, of Chicago, Illinois. The victims were treated at St. Catherine’s Hospital in East Chicago. Riley sustained a gunshot wounds to his stomach and is being treated. Billington was treated and released for a “graze” type wound.
Shortly thereafter, a 3rd gunshot victim was located at Methodist Hospital in Gary, Indiana. This victim has been identified Austin Earl Williams, age 24, of Gary, Indiana. Williams was shot multiple times, to include a wound to his leg. Williams was transported to Gary by an associate(s). Investigators were initially told conflicting stories, but now believe that Williams was shot in the 3900 block of Drummond as well and then transported to Gary.
Detectives have a person of interest that they are pursuing in connection with this shooting. There is no further information available at this time.
On August 4, 2013 at 1:45am officers responded to reports of a shooting and found Glenn Patterson, also known as Glenn Spates, a black male, age 34 and an East Chicago resident, shot in the face and the elbow in the 3800 block of Euclid. Investigation also located another shooting victim in the 3900 block of Drummond. That victim has been identified as Geray C. Campbell, age 34, an East Chicago resident who was shot in the hand and the hip.
Investigators believe that both men were shot inside Patterson’s residence by unknown individuals. Campbell successfully escaped the attack, but not without being shot.
Anyone with information regarding these events is requested to contact Detective Maurice Phillips at (219) 391-8306 or they may contact our tip line at (219) 391-8500.