Shots fired in Michigan City, one person struck

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The LaPorte County 911 Dispatch Center received a call on August 18, at approximately 9:10 p.m. regarding shots being fired and that one person had been struck.  Officers responded to the area of Michigan Blvd. and Grace Street where they began life-saving measures on the individual.
LaPorte County EMS and Michigan City Fire Department arrived on scene and continued medical care.
The subject was transported to Franciscan Health Michigan City Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Officers canvased the area and began to look for evidence and witnesses.
Prior to this incident, at approximately 7:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of 11th Street and Wabash Street for shots fired.
Upon arriving Officers spoke with witnesses and learned that vehicles had been struck by gun fire and discovered bullet shell casings in the area.  Officers spoke with witnesses, processed the scene, and collected items of evidence.
Detectives continue to interview witnesses, attempt to identify any suspect(s), search for video surveillance in the area and process evidence collected at the scene.  At this time, it is unknown if these incidents are related.
The Michigan City Police Department would ask anyone that may have witnessed this incident, has any additional information, or has video surveillance / cell phone video of this incident, to contact Corporal Lendell Hood at (219) 874-3221; Extension 1074, or email at

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