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Michigan City Police investigating murder near Washington Park

Michigan City Police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened Saturday evening near Washington Park.

Police received a 911 call around 7:30 p.m. about shots fired in the 200 block of Lake Hills Road.

While responding to the area, police received a call about a vehicle that hit a building at E. US 12 and Liberty Trail.

When officers arrived to the crash, they found a vehicle with bullet holes on the driver side and 22-year-old Antonio Jesus Rivera unresponsive behind the wheel, reports said.

Rivera was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

Officers investigating the shooting located several spent shell casings in the neighborhood surrounding the 200 block of Lake Hills Road.

Police said it appears to have been an isolated incident stemming from an altercation that started near stop 2 at Washington Park.

Police have a person of interest in the case.

Michigan City Police would like anyone with information or surveillance cameras (such as Ring Doorbell Cameras) in the area of the 200 Block of Lake Hills Road and surrounding neighborhood to contact, Detective Arwen LaMotte at 219-874-3221 Ext: 1081.

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