An investigation continues into the shooting death of a 16 year old in East Chicago early this morning. East Chicago Police Sgt. Juan Beltran says officers were dispatched at 1:30am to the scene, located just east of the intersection of Riley Road and Indianapolis Boulevard. Sgt. Beltran says Jeremiah Rivera, of East Chicago, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced by the Lake County Coroner's Office shortly after 2:30am. Another male, identified as Julio Cartagena, was also shot multiple times and flown to a Chicago hospital where at last check he was listed in critical condition.
Anyone with information is asked to please contact either Det. Maurice Phillips or Sgt. Beltran at (219) 391-8318 and you can remain anonymous.