Mt. Vernon man shot and killed in Gary, Ind.

GARY, Ind. — A 20-year-old Mt. Vernon, Illinois man was shot and killed early Saturday in Gary, Indiana, according to authorities in Lake County, Ind.

Samuel Williams was pronounced dead at 12:05 a.m. at Methodist Hospital. He had been shot multiple times and transported to the hospital emergency room where he succumbed to his injuries, according to the office of the Lake County, Ind., coroner. His death has been ruled a homicide.

Williams lived on Cottonwood Drive in Mount Vernon, according to the coroner’s office. The investigation into his death is ongoing.