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No Stop to Spike in Killings at Michigan City

(Michigan City, IN) - Another killing has occurred in Michigan City.  A man was shot to death Tuesday night at an apartment complex in the 200 block of Southwind Drive also known as Pine Tree Court on the city’s south side.


Police said the victim, Darius Mitchell, 27, was on the ground when located by responding officers and more than 50 people were in the immediate area when efforts started to try and save the man’s life.  So far, police said there are no suspects.


Anyone with information that could prove helpful to the case is asked to contact the department. Initially, police said officers responded to a report of shots fired but the circumstances leading up to the fatal shooting are not known.


An arrest was made for the Sunday stabbing death of Doris Hull at her home in the Eastport neighborhood of the city. Alontae Hood, 30, of Chicago is charged with murder for the death of his aunt.


Several other homicides and shootings earlier this year have generated a great deal of concern from law enforcement who feel a change in the make-up of the community from people moving here from larger cities is contributing to the spike in violence here over the past few years.


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