Authorities: 16-year-old girl fatally shot in Hammond

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HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old girl has been shot to death near her Hammond home in northwest Indiana.

The Lake County coroner’s office says Lauren Calvillo was shot Monday and was taken to a Hammond hospital. She was pronounced dead around 8 p.m.

The (Munster) Times reports the girl’s death was the second homicide on the same block in Hammond within 24 hours. Police say 23-year-old Robert Vilella died after being shot at the scene of a minor traffic collision late Sunday.

The newspaper says further information about Calvillo’s death was not immediately available. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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