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Gary Man Killed, Fifth Homicide in Seven Days

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Gary Police are investigating the fifth fatal shooting in a week. The Lake County Coroners office says 24-year-old Anthony Green Jr suffered a gunshot wound off 53rd Avenue just west of Broadway and was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 6:30 Thursday evening. Reports say he was shot outside a hot dog restaurant he managed on the far south edge of the city, near the Gary/Merrillville border. Less than 24-hours earlier, police say a Gary teenager was shot in the 15-hundred block of Burr Street. Corporal Gabrielle King says 17-year-old Joshua Passmore was in the backseat of a vehicle with some friends who'd gone to a gas station around 10-o'clock Wednesday night.   "As the driver was putting gas in the car, they heard shots being fired in their direction from an unknown location," said Gary Police Corporal Gabrielle King. Corporal King says the driver got back in his car, and as they were driving away,  realized that Passmore was slumped over, then called 911 advising authorities they were on their way to the emergency room with a gunshot victim. The Lake County Coroners office says Passmore was pronounced dead shortly after midnight. Authorities say three people were shot and killed in Gary over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, in the five-thousand block of Pennsylvania Street, near 5th and Delaware, and in the 51-hundred block of Georgia Street.
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