Woman, 76, fatally shot at Gary casino parking garage

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An elderly woman was killed at a casino parking garage early Friday morning in Gary, Indiana.

76-year old Mary Austgen was shot to death at a Majestic Star Casino parking garage in Gary.

It happened just after 4 a.m. Friday.

Gary police have not released much information about the murder.

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  • Jack Wright

    Oh how sad for her family. I am so outraged that this could actually occur to a woman of such senior years. Cannot wait to see the thug that took her life. An eye for an eye on this one!

  • VC

    I was very sad when I heard that a 76 year old woman was killed. This person was at the peak of her life. My prayers goes out to the family. I have walked in your shoes because my father was murdered. I am in hope and in prayer that the person or persons who committed this act be caught and punish. It makes me sick just thinking that someone could do this to a older woman. Majestic Star Casino just sent me an card asking me to complete a survey and I had stated that I had always felt safe at their casino. Now this outrageous act has happen, most definitely will make me take a closer look at how things are handle at the casino and will they tighten up their security. The people which comes to Majestic has changed. By that being said the crowd is a much younger and rough looking crowd that use a lot of profanity. In closing, bless the family and things only get better in “Gods Speed”. I will be praying for your family and friends healing.

  • Claudia1126

    Here's my 2 cents on the killer. No money was taken, but two rings which looked expensive were taken from the victim. Why would a person take a woman from her business, drive her tothe casino, kill her and not take money? Because, the rings must have been worth a lot, and this murder was for hire.

    The killer got the rings as payment. The victim's estate is what the prson who hired the killer wants. That means one of her heirs hired the hitman. Just sayin'