(Michigan City, IN) - The use of guns in Michigan City could be on its way to setting a record in the community.
According to police, officers have responded to nearly 100 shots fired calls already this year. Eight people have been wounded. There’s also been one gun related fatality.
The most recent shooting was at Pullman Park along U.S. 12 on the city’s west side last week. Two people suffered non-life threatening injuries in that shooting.
Police said officers have also confiscated 100 firearms, so far, this year. Illegal possession of firearms charges have also been filed in some of those cases.
Police Chief Dion Campbell said gun violence has also increased nationwide and he’s especially highly disturbed about the uptick locally. A special task force has been formed to try and reduce gun violence in Michigan City.