Michigan City woman shot and killed in identified car | Crime and courts

MICHIGAN CITY — A woman who was shot while driving her car has been identified, the LaPorte County coroner has said.

The woman was Kylie McKee, a 25-year-old woman from Michigan City. His cause of death was gunshot wounds to the torso and was ruled a homicide, the coroner said.

The Michigan City Police Department responded to calls for shots fired on Springland Avenue and Roeske Avenue at 1:50 a.m. Sunday. Responding officers were informed that one victim had been hit by gunfire.

“Upon arrival, officers located an unconscious adult female in the driver’s seat of a vehicle that left the roadway at Springland Avenue and Roeske Avenue,” the department said in a news release. “Officers discovered that the woman apparently had a gunshot wound, at which time they attempted to save lives. Tragically, the woman succumbed to her injuries at Franciscan Alliance Hospital.”

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Detectives investigate the fatal shooting. No arrests have yet been made and no suspects are in custody Wednesday.

“Anyone with information regarding this tragic shooting death is asked to contact Senior Detective Detective Cpl. Kay Pliske at 219-874-3221 ext 1086 or email her at [email protected],” police said in a news release. “Information may also be provided to our Crime Tip hotline which is at 219-873-1488 or our departmental Facebook page.”

The department will hold a public safety meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at New Hope Church at 730 W. 6th Street in Michigan City.

He asks the public to attend the forum for a “solution-seeking dialogue” and an overview of police plans to deal with recent incidents of violence in the lakeside town in northern LaPorte County, near from the Michigan state line.

“Chief (Dion) Campbell says the Michigan City Police Department has worked extremely hard to address gun violence in our city,” police said in a news release. “Before July, our department confiscated over 167 firearms from the streets and made numerous gun-related arrests.”

Times writer Joseph Pete contributed to this report.

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