1 shot at Washington Park Beach in Michigan City, police say | Crime and courts

MICHIGAN CITY — A person was shot dead on one of northwest Indiana’s most popular beaches as people began to flock to the edge of Lake Michigan over Memorial Day weekend.

Several people called 911 at 4:10 p.m. Sunday to report shots fired at Washington Park Beach Stop 2 on Michigan City’s lakefront. One person was shot, according to the Michigan City Police Department.

“Several officers from the Uniform Patrol Shift 2 team quickly responded to Washington Park Stop 2 and learned that a subject had been shot,” said Sgt. Steve Forker said in a press release. “LaPorte County Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene and immediately transported the subject to Franciscan Health Michigan City Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Officers scoured the area and began a search. evidence and witnesses.”

The incident prompted a massive response from first responders, including the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office, Trail Creek Police Department, Michigan City Fire Department and Michigan County Emergency Department. The door.

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Police interviewed witnesses at the two-mile-long white-sand beach in the 99-acre Washington Park where visitors flock each summer. The park is a Michigan City and northwest Indiana landmark because of its iconic lighthouse.

“Detectives were called to help,” Forker said. “Detectives continue to interview witnesses, attempt to identify any suspects, search the area for video surveillance and process evidence gathered at the scene.”

Michigan City Police are asking witnesses to contact them and provide any surveillance or cellphone footage they may have.

“No additional information regarding this investigation will be released at this time to protect the integrity of this ongoing investigation,” he said.

People are encouraged to submit advice to Lt. Anna Painter at 219-874-3221, ext. 1077, or by email at [email protected]

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