1400 Jefferson Avenue shooting
On Saturday, the La Porte Police Department afternoon shift was dispatched to the 1400 block of Jefferson Avenue in reference to a shooting at approx. 7pm. This location is just west of the center downtown La Porte in a residential/light business area. Upon arrival officers encountered a very large group of subjects and a very chaotic scene. Officers from the La Porte County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police arrived and assisted with preserving the scene and crowd control that was very tense and unstable for some time. There were two shooting victims from this incident and a person of interest has been detained and is being held at this time. Detectives from La Porte Police, LaPorte County Drug Task Force and LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department worked together tirelessly on this case and continue to do so. At this time no further information will be released due to the very active ongoing investigation.