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East Chicago Man Shot Dead In Gary

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GARY, Ind. (CBS) — A northwest Indiana man was shot to death Wednesday night at a Gary intersection.

Marlon Allen, 41, of East Chicago was found lying on the ground on Vermont Street at 42nd Avenue in Gary about 8 p.m., police said.

Residents in the area told police they heard gunfire, then saw the victim outside.

He was pronounced dead at 9:12 p.m., according to the Lake County Coroner’s office.

Allen, who has an extensive criminal history, including a robbery charge from an April incident in Hammond, is the 42nd homicide victim of the year in Gary.

Last year, the city totaled 43 violent deaths by Dec. 31.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)