HOBART, Ind. — A 25-year-old Gary man and his 9-year-old son were shot outside an Indiana Walmart Sunday evening in what police are investigating as a “gang related” incident.
After two men got into an argument inside the Walmart on U.S. 30, according to police, one of the men was leaving the store with his son around 7:30 p.m. Sunday. when they were both shot. Police said an associate of the wounded man then “engaged shooting” at the initial shooter.
One witness said dozens of shots were fired as they exchanged gunfire, according to the Northwest Indiana Times. The shooter then fled the scene.
Both the 25-year-old Gary man and his 9-year-old son remain in critical condition.
Police released a surveillance image of the initial shooting suspect as they investigate jointly with an FBI violent gang task force.
According to police, the 25-year-old victim was also shot weeks earlier in Gary.