Michigan City man hit twice in drive-by shooting


A 41-year-old Michigan City man was shot twice by someone in a car traveling past his on Sunday, March 28. The man, whose name was not released by Michigan City Police, is expected to recover.

The shooting happened at about 11 p.m. in the 400 block of Thurman Avenue, police said. They learned that the man was sitting in his vehicle in a driveway when the shooting took place. Police said the shooter fired multiple times, hitting the victim and his vehicle. The dark-colored vehicle carrying the shooter then sped away.

La Porte County EMS transported the victim to  Franciscan Health Michigan City Hospital.

MCPD asks anyone with information or possible video to call Detective Arwen  LaMotte at (219) 874-3221, Extension 1081. 

Other first responders who assisted were Officer Matthew Babcock, Officer Daniel Revoir,  Sergeant Michelle Widelski, Officer Michael Petrie, Officer Mota-Haro, Officer Garrett McDaniel, the La Porte  County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan City Fire Department, and La Porte County EMS.

4 Responses to “Michigan City man hit twice in drive-by shooting”

  1. Local

    Mar 29. 2021

    Seems to be an uptick in shootings in Laporte County. I hope it’s just a blip and not becoming a normal thing. I hope our community doesn’t become an extension of Chicago.

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    • Local

      Mar 29. 2021

      As the weather warms we will see more. The park near there attracts more kids than live in the area. Some of the kids are getting loud and aggressive.

      I live behind the police station and no longer feel safe walking the neighborhood. There’s a lot more traffic since the police station took over the space. Unfortunately at my age, I can’t afford to move.

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    • Brad Kyper

      Mar 30. 2021

      But Michigan City is doing everything it can to make itself an extension of Chicago. Just getting ready for the bad, and you won’t like it.

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