by The Chicago Times Staff
November 13, 2021
GARY, IN — A lone gunman opened fire at a crowded funeral outside a church in Gary on Saturday afternoon, killing one and wounding another.
According to Gary police, the shooting occurred around 2:19 p.m. at SS Monica and Luke Catholic Church, located at 645 Rhode Island Court. Police said an unidentified Black male shouted at the crowd before opening fire.
Gary police officers arrived to find a 41-year-old Merrillville man unresponsive outside the church. The unresponsive victim was taken to Methodist Hospital Northlake and pronounced dead.
Another 41-year-old Gary man was discovered inside the church with a gunshot wound and is listed in stable condition.