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GARY — A 35-year-old man was gunned down late Sunday, police said.

Officers responded to a report of a gunshot victim inside a residence in the 5200 block of East 13th Place and found Reginald Hamilton, of Gary, with a fatal wound to the chest at 11:04 p.m., Cmdr. Jack Hamady said.

The Lake County coroner declared Hamilton dead at 12:40 a.m. — about an hour after arriving on scene. His death was ruled a homicide.

Hamady said police found another man, who sustained injuries to the head, inside the home. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment where his current condition is unknown.

Officers recovered a rifle from the scene, Hamady said. They are currently trying figure out why the weapon was fired that killed the 35-year-old.

Hamady said there had been a gathering at the residence that evening, which Hamilton and other witnesses had attended.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Cpl. James Boyd at 219-755-3852. To remain anonymous, call 866-CRIME-GP. 

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