Man shot in the head in NW Indiana gas station ID'd, coroner says

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024
2 shot in NW Indiana gas station, East Chicago police say
A man was shot in the head inside a gas station on Saturday night, East Chicago police said.

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (WLS) -- A man shot and killed inside a gas station in East Chicago has been identified, the coroner's office said.

The shooting happened Saturday around 8:20 p.m. at a gas station on the 4500-block of Indianapolis Boulevard on 145th Street.

When officers arrived, they found a man with gunshot wounds to the head and "unresponsive."

The man was later identified as 49-year-old Javier Over-Aguilar, according to the Lake County Coroner's Office.

The video in the player above is from a previous report.

A second victim was also found in the area and sent to a local hospital and is expected to be okay.

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The Lake County Prosecutor's Homicide Task Force and Lake County Sheriff Crime Scene Unit are investigating.

No one is in custody.

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