2 students shot near Hammond Central High School; person of interest in custody

Two students were shot near Hammond Central High School Friday afternoon. 

The school is located in the 5900 block of Calumet Avenue.

At about 2:25 p.m., Hammond police received a call of shots fired near the school.


Upon arrival, police found two Hammond Central students shot. The students were transported to nearby hospitals in stable condition.

The school said police were searching for three people involved. One person of interest has been taken into custody as of Friday night, according to police.

The person of interest is a juvenile.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Hammond Police Detective Sgt. Scott Jajowka at (219) 852-2989.