Mass shooting at Gary nightclub Sunday morning

Contributed By:The 411 News

Six wounded with 2 fatalities at Playo's

Six patrons shot with 2 fatalities has resulted in Gary Mayor Jerome Prince closing Playo's nightclub until further notice.

Mayor Prince said, "Today, I signed a letter ordering the temporary closure of Playo's. We will thoroughly investigate the Saturday night incident and determine our next steps. Lastly, we’re identifying the numbers of calls that go to the Gary Police Department from a number of businesses. If their operations are jeopardizing our communities, we will hold them accountable, too."

Gary Police reported the mass shooting happened at the nightclub early Sunday morning, June 12..

The Lake County Coroner's Office identified Jonte Dorsey, a 34 year-old male from Joliet, IL as having sustained fatal gunshot wounds. Jah'Nice Quinn, a 26 year-old famale from Merrillville, also sustained fatal gunshot wounds.

GPD officers responded to a 1:57am call of shots fired from Playo's nightclub, in the 1700 block of Grant Street.

Lt. Dawn Westerfield, public information officer for the Gary Police, said 1 of the wounded is in critical condition; the three others appear to have non-life-threatening issues.

Due to the number of injured persons and the large crowd, Westerfield said police departments from the Lake County Sheriff's Office, Griffith, Highland, Lake Station and Indiana University Northwest responded.

The Metro Homicide Unit is investigating; anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call (219) 755-3855 or the Crime Tip Line at 866-CRIME-GP.

Story Posted:06/13/2022

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