(Michigan City, IN) - One man is dead and second man was injured from a drive by shooting in Michigan City yesterday. According to Michigan City Police, 21-year old Tyrese Morris-Cross was airlifted to a South Bend hospital where he later died. Police said a 23-year old man suffered non-life threatening injuries.
According to police, the men were in the 200 block of North Ridgeland about 1:30 p.m. That’s close to the area of Michigan Boulevard and Carroll Avenue. Police said they were outside a residence when struck by gunfire from a passing sport utility vehicle. So far, no arrests have been reported.
A week ago, there was a town hall type meeting to discuss the upsurge in gun violence. Michigan City Police Chief Dion Campbell said it’s discouraging that something like this occurred in such a short time frame after the meeting. He said it will take a community effort to stop the violence.
At least two shooting deaths have occurred in Michigan City this year while several other people have been shot. There were well over a half dozen homicides last year in Michigan City.