Two shootings in Gary leave three injured
By Teresa Auch Schultz firstname.lastname@example.org September 27, 2011 4:48PM
Updated: November 11, 2011 4:14PM
GARY — Three people were injured in two separate shootings Monday evening and Tuesday morning, according to Gary police.
Cmdr. Pete Sormaz said the first shooting happened about 10 p.m. Monday at 20th Avenue and Williams Street. One person was shot in the leg but refused to talk to police, Sormaz said. Police found about seven to eight rounds at the shooting scene.
Two more people were shot about 9:45 a.m. Tuesday in front of a house in the 4400 block of Washington Street. Tommie Blevins, 28, who lives at the house, was shot multiple times in his upper body, and Leo Chism, 38, of the 3900 block of Kentucky Street, suffered wounds to the chest and head, Sormaz said. He said it was unclear how many of Chism’s wounds were from bullets and how many were from fragment pieces.
Both men were to taken to The Methodist Hospitals Northlake with what police believed were non-life threatening injuries, Sormaz said.
He said the men told police they didn’t know why anybody would shoot them and that investigators are following several leads.
“They’re hot on the trail,” he said.
The shooting took place about two blocks from Lew Wallace High Schools.