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Person of Interest Detained in Shootings

(LaPorte, IN) - LaPorte Police are investigating the shootings of two people Saturday night.

         Police did not announce any formal arrests but revealed a person of interest in the case was detained,

         According to police, officers about 7 p.m. Saturday were called to the 1400 block of Jefferson Ave., a residential and light business area on the west side of the downtown.

         Police said officers encountered a very large group of people.

         Assistance in restoring peace which took quite some time was provided by the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office and Indiana State Police.

         Both agencies along with the La Porte County Drug Task Force are helping with the ongoing investigation.

         The names of the shooting victims and their condition were not released but more information will be provided as the investigation takes further shape, police said.

         “We ask that the public not speculate on any aspects of this case and let the detectives work along with the La Porte County Prosecutors office to document the facts,” said LaPorte Police Chief Paul Brettin.

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