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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.


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.


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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