By Heywood Hoffman
3:01 PM CDT, July 5, 2013
A 46-year-old Gary man was found shot dead on a street early today, and police are searching for leads in the case.
The man was found on the street outside a residence on the 5000 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, said Gary Police Det. Alex Jones.
Bryan Cooke, of the 1400 block of West 19th Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:15 a.m., according to the Lake County, Ind., coroner's office. He died of multiple gunshot wounds in a homicide.
Investigators, headed up by Gary Det. Mike Barnes, have been processing the scene and interviewing neighbors, but so far don't have solid leads or a motive, said Jones.
According to neighbor interviews, police believe Cooke was shot sometime after 12:30 a.m. Friday.
Anyone with information about Cooke or the shooting can call the Gary police at 219-881-7300, and use extension 3004 for Det. Barnes or 3003 for Det. Jones.
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