Church Shooting Rocks Small Town

This week, in Indiana, a 13-year-old boy was discovered shot to death following a possible argument on social media, as per his mother’s statement.

The Lake County Coroner’s Office identified the boy as Orie Dodson. He was discovered deceased on Wednesday near a church in Gary, Indiana, after a passerby saw him lying face down.

The Gary Police Department reacted to the call and found that the boy had passed away at the scene.

Dodson’s mother, Latrice Dodson, told Chicago ABC station WLS that her son was killed after he left home following a dispute on social media.

“They chased him from 15th and Grant to right here on 15th and Lincoln at this church, and they killed me baby,” she told WLS. “I guess he walked out the back door and he was FaceTiming them, arguing with them, and I think they seen his background and what was going on, and they found him.”

The coroner’s office determined he sustained multiple gunshot wounds and declared his death a homicide.

An investigation by the Gary Metro Homicide Unit into Dodson’s death remains ongoing.

Dodson was the eighth person shot to death in Gary so far this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive. Gary is about 30 miles southeast of Chicago.

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