Police: 2 dead in Hammond after accidental shooting, suicide

Two men were killed in Hammond Saturday after one was accidentally shot and the shooter then killed himself, police said.

Police responded at about 9:30 p.m. to a reported shooting in the 7100-block of Osbourne Avenue. The initial officer responding to the scene heard an additional shot as he pulled up, police said.

Witnesses told police that a man accidentally shot another man, identified as 31-year-old Jonathan Culp of Highland, at a get together.

He attempted to administer first aid to Culp, and then told witnesses he could not live with himself and shot himself, police said.

Culp was transported to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The other man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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