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Man, 11-Year-Old Hurt in Drive-By Shooting on I-80/94 in Lake County

The shooting happened before 5:27 p.m. on I-80/94 near Burr Street in Gary

A man and an 11-year-old boy were injured in a drive-by shooting on Friday evening in the westbound lanes of I-80/94 in Gary, Indiana State Police said. 

Police first responded to a shots fired call at approximately 5:27 p.m. on I-80/94 near Burr Street.

An investigation revealed a gray Kia was headed westbound on the interstate when a dark-colored crossover vehicle pulled alongside it, and multiple shots were fired. As both vehicles continued on the highway, shots were also fired at two additional vehicles, police said.

A back seat passenger, a 23-year-old man from Gary, sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his legs. The front seat passenger, an 11-year-old boy from Steger, was struck by gunfire once in his leg, police said.

Investigators determined the shooting appeared to be targeted, and not a case of road rage. Both victims were taken to North Lake Methodist Hospital in Gary with non-life threatening injuries.

Police hadn't released any information on possible suspects Friday night. 

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