Investigation continues in Saturday morning shooting in Gary
Post-Tribune staff report September 9, 2013 5:34PM
Vincent Wainwright was pronounced dead at the scene of a shooting in the 9300 block of Sunrise Boulevard early Saturday. | Photo provided
Updated: October 11, 2013 6:16AM
GARY — Investigators are making progress in the early-morning shooting on Saturday that left two dead and four wounded.
Five detectives have been tracking down witnesses and taking statements on the incident that began with a fight at Murphy’s House of Pain on U.S. 12.
After the altercation there, a group of friends left the bar and congregated outside in the 9300 block of Sunrise Boulevard, located in a small subdivision just west of County Line Road and north of U.S. 20. While they talked and drank, at least one car passed them and someone inside started shooting with an AK-47, spraying the crowd with gunfire, according to police.
Vincent Wainwright, 32, who lived on Sunrise Boulevard about 4 a.m. died at the scene. DaiVaughn Pitts, 18, a resident at Lakeshore Dunes apartments, was pronounced dead at the hospital at 4:50 a.m. He was wearing an ankle bracelet for home detention, as was his brother David Pitts, 20, who was arrested at the scene after he ran from police.
Patrolman Justin Hedrick chased the elder Pitts, who was held on charges of carrying a gun without a license and resisting law enforcement. He is being held for violating his probation.
Reginald Webster, 31, has been released from Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill, where he was flown for treatment of his injuries. His wife, Miko Webster, 29, was treated for her gunshot wound and released from the hospital on Saturday. They lived in the home on Sunrise Boulevard where the friends met after leaving the bar. After medics took the couples to the hospital, police kicked in their door based on an erroneous tip that there were five dead people in the house.
Other victims who were treated and released for their gunshot wounds were Timothy Hunter, 25, a Miller resident, and Jasmine Corralez, 21, of Portage.
A team of homicide investigators are working together on the case. Anyone with information can call Sgt. Dan Callahan or Detectives Lorenzo Davis, Daryl Gordon, Simon Lillie or Alex Jones at 881-1210.