2 charged in shooting of woman in Munster

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

MUNSTER, Ind. (WLS) -- Two people have been charged in the shooting of a woman in northwest Indiana on Friday.

Police responded to a shooting in the parking lot of a FedEx distribution center at 101 45th Avenue in Munster at 5:40 a.m. and found a woman who had been shot once.

As police were investigating the shooting, several calls of two suspicious people near the Family Christian Center located at 354 45th Avenue, the 500-block of Progress Avenue and the Fitness Pointe at 9950 Calumet Avenue. Police arrived at the Fitness Pointe and took the two people into custody at about 6 a.m. A weapon was recovered from each of them.

On Saturday, police announced that 25-year-old Robert Pierre Pettigrew-Sanders from Dolton and 22-year-old Randall Hexadore from Chicago Heights have been charged in the shooting.

Pettigrew Sanders was charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm by serious violent felon. carrying a handgun without a license and battery by means of a deadly weapon. Hexadore was charged with attempted murder, attempted robbery and battery by means of a deadly weapon.

The victim was transported to Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus. Police said the victim and the suspects were known to each other.