A 43-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man are dead in what Merrillville police are investigating as a murder-suicide, according to a release.
Officers were called around 7:30 a.m. to the red brick home in the 5800 block of McKinley Street for a report of a person with a gunshot wound, Commander Jeff Rice said.
When police arrived, they found two people with gunshot wounds, a release said.
Police are investigating the incident as a possible murder-suicide, Rice said.
A release from the Lake County Coroner’s office Wednesday identified the victims as Sheretha Stevens, 43, and Ivory Johnson Jr., 24.
Stevens and Johnson appeared to be in a domestic relationship, Rice said. The coroner’s office listed that they both lived at the house on McKinley Street.
Two juvenile family members were taken to a local hospital for evaluation, the release said. They were not injured in the shooting, Rice said.
There is no danger to the public, Rice said.
The first call for the incident came in as a medical dispatch, Rice said, but when EMS arrived, they contacted police.
Autopsies for Stevens and Johnson are scheduled for Thursday, and police are waiting on those results before releasing further information, Rice said.