Basketball recreation stopped early as a consequence of struggle, suspect threatening to get firearm, police say | NWI Preps Boys Basketball

GARY — A basketball recreation was minimize quick after somebody was heard threatening to get a firearm throughout a struggle in a faculty car parking zone Friday night time, police mentioned. 

Officers have been known as at 9:06 p.m. for a struggle at Seventh Avenue and Washington Avenue at twenty first Century Constitution College of Gary, mentioned Gary Police Division Cmdr. Jack Hamady.  

Somebody concerned within the incident was overheard stating they’d go get a firearm, nonetheless no firearm was recovered from the scene, Hamady mentioned. There have been no reported photographs fired or accidents. 

Inside the varsity, a Metal Metropolis rivalry recreation was underway between twenty first Century and Bowman, nonetheless it ended early at 9 p.m. with twenty first Century beating Bowman 75-58 with 3:01 remaining when play was stopped.

The sport was halted because of the growing incident within the car parking zone, mentioned twenty first Century coach Larry Upshaw.

A number of Gary officers have been seen responding to and securing the scene Friday night time. The incident stays underneath energetic investigation and no arrests had been made as of 10 p.m. Friday, police mentioned.

Instances author Paul Oren contributed to this story.