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Man fatally shot in the back in Gary

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Gary’s Metro Homicide Unit is investigating a Dec. 2 shooting death.

Gary Police Spokeswoman Lt. Dawn Westerfield said in a release that officers responded at around 12:03 a.m. to the 3250 of Van Buren Place for a gunshot victim. They found at the scene a Hispanic man with a gunshot wound to the back, she said.

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The man was identified as Luis Alberto Acuna, 48, of Valparaiso by a release from the Lake County Coroner’s Office.

Officers also found at the scene an open door and a window with what appeared to be a bullet hole at a neighboring residence, Westerfield said. Officers didn’t find any other victims at that scene.

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The Lake County Coroner’s office declared the man dead at the scene, Westerfield said. The office has not released his identity to the Post-Tribune.

The Metro Homicide unit can be reached at 219-755-3855.

Michelle L. Quinn is a freelance reporter for the Post-Tribune.

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