Chicago boy, 12, shot to death in NW Indiana 05/18/2020 8:07 am PDT Comments WGN / Handout via WGN: GARY, Ind. (WGN) -- A 12-year-old boy from the city's Back of the Yards neighborhood was shot and killed in Northwest Indiana. Demetrius Townsel Jr. was shot near 26th Avenue and Pierce Street in Gary Saturday night. Details surrounding the shooting have not been released. Community Activist Andrew Holmes said Demetrius' twin brother tried to save his life by putting pressure to his gun wound. Police have not said whether anyone is in custody. This is a developing story. Check back for details. MORE: Chicago boy, 12, shot to death in NW Indiana - WGN #Chicago #Gary #Indiana #Shooting #WGN Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.