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Man shot to death in Gary

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Clifton Morrow

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Updated: June 3, 2014 6:23AM



GARY — A 34-year-old man was shot and killed early Thursday.

Clifton Morrow Jr., 34, was shot while sitting behind the wheel of a vehicle in the 900 block of Taney Street, authorities said.

Officers responded to reports of a man down inside a vehicle about 2:30 a.m., according to a statement from Gary police. When they arrived they found the man slumped over in the driver’s seat of a vehicle with fresh front-end damage.

Witnesses told police they heard shots in the 1000 block of Taney, followed by the vehicle crashing into bushes in the 900 block, according to the statement.

Morrow, of the 1000 block of Chase Street in Gary, was dead at the scene, the Lake County Coroner’s Office said in a statement.

His death was ruled a homicide, the coroner’s office said.

Gary police and the Lake County Sheriff’s Crime Lab are investigating.



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