Michigan City police investigating two separate shootings on city’s west side

The Michigan City Police Department has released the following statement regarding two recent shootings on the West Eighth Street, on the city’s west side:

“On Sunday, March 22 at 8 p.m. officers of the Michigan City Police Department were dispatched to 921 W. 8th Street on the city’s west side for a report of shots being fired. Upon arrival, officers observed that a gun was fired into the residence through a window. Inside of the residence were a 34-year-old female and eight children ranging from 1 to 16 years of age, none of whom reported any injuries. Officers then collected evidence and obtained statements from witnesses. The investigation was then assigned to the Investigative Division for further follow-up.

“On Monday, March 30 at 12 a.m. officers of the Michigan City Police Department were dispatched to the area of the 600 Block of W. 8 th Street from a report of shots being fired. Upon their arrival, officers began to hear multiple shots being fired to the west of their location. Officers were then immediately dispatched to 921 W. 8th St. in reference to a drive-by shooting that had occurred. Officers arrived on scene and located three (3) subjects with non-life-threatening injuries. Two of the victim’s were transported to Franciscan St. Anthony Hospital for treatment and the third victim refused medical treatment at the scene. Officers collected evidence and obtained statements from all witnesses at the scene. Officers collected several spent shell casings from the scene. The investigation was then assigned to the Investigative Division for further follow-up.

“These incidents are isolated and there are no ongoing threats to members of the community,” police said. “Chief Dion Campbell encourages anyone with information pertaining to these shooting incidents to please get that information to the police department by any means necessary.”

These investigations are assigned to Sergeant Tony McClintock and Corporal Tim Baker. These investigators can be reached by calling 219-874-3221 Ext: 1074 (Sgt. McClintock) and Ext: 1075 (Cpl. Baker). Information can also be provided to police by using Facebook or by calling anonymously to the crime tip hotline at 219-873-1488.

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