Man charged with attempted murder in Hammond shooting

A 26-year-old man is accused of attempted murder after an April shooting in Hammond.

Anthony Jesus Parra, of Hammond, was charged Tuesday in Lake Superior Court with attempted murder, attempted aggravated battery and attempted battery by means of a deady weapon, court records show.

On April 17, a man was returning home from work around 7:40 p.m. in the 5900 block of Hohman Avenue when he pulled into a parking space at Southmoor Apartments, a probable cause affidavit states.

“As he was browsing his cellphone, he (heard) two loud bang type sounds,” the affidavit states.