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Hammond Man Found Dead in a Living Room

City of Hammond

HAMMOND - Hammond Police found a man dead in a living room of a residence during a welfare check.  A police department spokesperson says officers responded to the home just after 9 a.m. Monday in 7000 block of Birch Avenue.

Public Information Officer Lieutenant Steve Kellogg says when officers made entry into the home they discovered a white male deceased in the front room. He had a single gunshot wound to the head. The male was identified as 57-year-old John Horvat of Hammond.

Hammond police detectives are investigating this as a homicide.  They say there was no forced entry into the home and no signs of a burglary. Police are following multiple leads but believe this was an isolated incident. If anyone has additional information about this crime, call Detective Sergeant Dan Bates at (219) 852-2979.