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Gary homicides in 2012 already top 2011 numbers

Updated: December 28, 2012 6:19AM



GARY — The long Thanksgiving weekend was a bloody one in Gary, where seven people were shot, including one man who died.

Terrance Thompson, 26, of Chicago, was found shot to death outside Woodlake Village apartments late Saturday night.

He is the 36th homicide victim of the year, which surpasses the 35 violent deaths in the city during 2011.

Detective Cpl. Edward Gonzalez spent Monday interviewing victims and witnesses in the shooting that began in a hallway of the apartment building at 500 S. Vigo Place.

Also shot in that incident were a 16-year-old girl who was also in the hall and a 10-year-old boy who was struck in the hand when a bullet broke through a wall.

Others wounded during the holiday were:

Ronald D. Gordon, 45, a Glen Park resident, shot in the leg about 12:30 a.m. Thursday as he left a garage where he had been with friends until an argument began. Gordon told Patrolman Brandon Gildon he walked home where his family called police.

Detective Alex Jones is investigating the shooting and anyone with information may call him at 881-7477.

Maurice C. Scott, 42, who drove himself to The Methodist Hospitals Northlake campus after he had been shot in the chest, stomach, arm and torso about 7:15 a.m. Thursday.

He told police he was shot outside a Westbrook apartment. Detective Cpl. James Nielsen is investigating the shooting. Anyone with information may call him at 881-4754.

Terence L. Carter, 26, found at his home in the 2400 block of Taft Street about 11 p.m. Friday. He told police he walked outside of his house and a man stepped out of a black SUV and demanded money. The men then struggled over the suspect’s gun and Carter was wounded.

Detective Lorenzo Davis is investigating the shooting. Anyone with information may call him at 881-4738.

Reginald Cole, 15, was seriously wounded about 5 p.m. Saturday during an argument in the 500 block of Kentucky Street. He was flown to a trauma center in Chicago for treatment of his gunshot wounds.

Gonzalez is also investigating that shooting. Any information related to that the teen’s shooting or the homicide in Miller may call him at 881-4750.



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