Lone Gunman Opens Fire In Gary Church

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.