Gary pizza parlors fined for not reporting deadly shootings

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GARY, Ind. (AP) — State regulators have fined two Gary pizza parlors for failing to report the on-the-job shooting deaths of two delivery drivers slain last fall during armed robberies in the northwestern Indiana city.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Rico’s Pizza $750 and Luigi’s Pizzeria $1,500 for not reporting the work-related deaths.

Sixty-year-old Phillip Hearne of Gary was shot to death in his vehicle on Oct. 26 while making a delivery for Rico’s Pizza.

Thirty-year-old David J. Shelton of Portage was shot dead on Nov. 24 in a botched robbery while making a delivery for Luigi’s Pizzeria.


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