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Restaurant owner in Hammond shot during attempted robbery

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The owner of a restaurant northwest Indiana was shot during an attempted robbery on Tuesday.

At approximately 5:34 pm, Hammond Police responded to Jack’s Carry Out on the 6200 block of Kennedy Avenue for an attempted robbery.

When officers arrived, they spoke to the owner who said a black male entered his shop and asked for money.

The owner argued with the male, at which point, the gun held by the suspect was discharged, police said.

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The owner was shot in the ankle.

He was transported to an area hospital for his injury.

The suspect fled the scene.

Officers are still looking for the suspect.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Hammond Police Bureau of Investigation at (219) 852-2906.

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Written by Natalia Chi

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