Gary bar argument leads to shooting; 2 dead, 4 wounded
Post-Tribune staff report September 7, 2013 10:30AM
Updated: October 10, 2013 6:19AM
GARY — An early morning disturbance at a Miller bar is thought to have led to a shooting in a residential area that left two people dead and four others wounded.
Police arrested one man, who was held for questioning early Saturday.
Vincent Wainwright, 32, a resident of the Sunrise subdivision off County Line Road in Miller, was pronounced dead at 5 a.m. outside 9321 Sunrise Blvd.
A second man, DaVaughn Pitts, 18, was pronounced dead at the Methodist Hospitals Northlake campus shortly before 5 a.m.
A resident in the 300 block of North Lake Street, Pitts was supposed to be restricted to house arrest at the time he was shot.
Police said Wainwright and others argued with a group of people from the city’s Aetna section at Murphy’s House of Pain on U.S. 12, then left.
People were standing outside in the Sunrise subdivision, talking and drinking, shortly after 4 a.m. when at least one car drove by and occupants began firing into the crowd. Police recovered numerous shell casings from the scene.
After ambulances arrived to assist the shooting victims who were being treated outside, police broke down the door of one victim’s home after other family members had gone to the hospital. Police had received a tip that five more bodies were inside the house. It was, however, unoccupied and no other victims were located.
Two cars were towed from the subdivision and were being held for evidence.
Two witnesses were also arrested after they became uncooperative and abusive to police. They were being held Saturday at the Gary lockup.
Those wounded include Reginald Webster, 31, Mika Webster, 29, Timothy Hunter, 35, and Jasmine Corralez, 21, all of Gary. The Websters live in the subdivision where the shooting occurred.
Sgt. Dan Callahan is leading the investigative team that includes Detectives Lorenzo Davis, Daryl Gordon and Simon Lillie. Anyone with information can call (219) 881-1210.