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Authorities continue to investigate Indiana bar shooting

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Lauren Cross
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The Times

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Authorities in Indiana are continuing an investigation into a weekend shooting that wounded two off-duty police officers.

The Times reports that both officers were patrons at Growlers Bar in Highland, Indiana, when they were shot early Saturday.

The officers are from East Chicago and Gary.

Highland police say a preliminary investigation found that two men left the bar before returning near closing time and trying to re-enter. Security staff told them the bar was no longer allowing patrons inside, sparking a disagreement between the two men and the two officers.

Shots were fired and the officers later were taken to a hospital in Gary.

The Post-Tribune reports that no charges were filed Monday and that anyone being held as a person of interest has been released.