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Thursday Shootings Still Under Investigation

(La Porte County, IN) - Police are investigating three shootings in La Porte County Thursday evening.


906 Ridge Street in La Porte was the scene of a shooting fatality. 57-year-old Nancy Ainsworth was found in a home with a single gunshot wound to the head. County Coroner Lynn Swanson said a preliminary autopsy was inconclusive as to whether the fatal wound was self-inflicted or not. A suspect was taken into custody, but police have not released further details. According to Swanson, a pathologist will have to evaluate the evidence.


In Michigan City, police were called to the area of 11th and Wabash Streets Thursday evening. Witnesses say some vehicles were hit by gunfire.


Almost two hours later another shooting occurred in the area of Michigan Blvd. and Grace Street. According to Michigan City Police, officers began life-saving measures at the scene for one gunshot victim until medical personnel arrived. The victim was transported to Franciscan Hospital with life-threatening injuries.


Authorities do not know if the Michigan City shootings were related. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Corporal Lendell Hood at (219) 874-3221; Extension 1074, or email at lhood@emichigancity.com.

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