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Teen shot in packed basement

Posted by wlpo on December 21, 2014

A 19-year-old man has died and several were injured in a shooting at a house party in a south Chicago suburb.  Calumet City Police Chief Edward Gilmore said in a news release about 100 to 150 young people were in the basement early Saturday morning when a fight broke out and shots were fired.

Lake County, Indiana, Coroner Merrille Frey said in a release that 19-year-old Dewayne Purnell of Burnham, Illinois, died of gunshot wounds.  Gilmore said up to 10 people may have been injured and taken to area hospitals, but that most were not seriously injured.

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