Family Killed In Gary Train Accident

by The Chicago Times Staff

November 16, 2021

GARY, IN — A freight train struck a car in Gary, Indiana, killing a mother and her children on Tuesday morning.

Around 7:20 a.m., a train collided with the car on Howard Street between Miller Avenue and 6th Place.

According to Gary police Commander Jack Hamady, three victims were ejected from a silver Chevrolet sedan and were pronounced dead at the scene.  The victims have been identified as Deniya Brown, 11, Deyki Mitchell, 13, and Shermika Herbert, 37.  All three victims resided in Gary.

The Gary Police Department and CSX authorities are investigating.

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.