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Man Arrested After Chase from Hammond into E Chicago

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A police chase in Hammond this afternoon ended in East Chicago with the suspect being apprehended after fleeing his vehicle. The Times reports Hammond Police were called out just before 3pm today for a call of shots fired in the 29-hundred block of 165th Street, and that a man and woman were witnessed leaving the scene. Published reports say officers followed the suspected vehicle into East Chicago, were the vehicle ran into another car at a railroad gate near 151st Street and Kennedy Avenue. A 20 year old man was eventually arrested in the five-thousand block of Melville Avenue, and officers reportedly recovered a gun from the man. A female passenger reportedly suffered minor injuries, and no other injuries were reported as a result of the crash or due to the initial call. Charges are pending.
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