FWPD: Critical Shooting Investigation

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News release from the Fort Wayne Police Department:

Critical Shooting Investigation

Incident Date: Sunday, August 4, 2013

Incident Time: 4:04 AM

Incident Location: Lafayette St. and Decatur Rd.

Victim: Adult Male / Critical Condition
Adult Male/ Good Condition

(August 4, 2013) – On Sunday, August 04, 2013, at 4:04 AM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of Lafayette St. and E. Pettit Ave. on a report of gun shots being fired. Upon arriving, officers heard more gun shots being fired. At 4:09 AM officers then located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wound(s) near the intersection of Lafayette St. and Decatur Rd. The male was taken to a local hospital in critical condition by paramedics, where he remains in critical condition.

While investigating the shooting scene, officers were notified that a second victim had been taken by private transport to another local hospital, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. This male was said to be in good condition by hospital staff.

At this time there are no suspects and no one is in custody, and a motive has not been established, nor have weapons have been recovered. The relationship between victims, and between victims and any shooters, is yet to be determined, as is whether or not gang activity is suspected. It is unknown at this time what led to the shots being fired, such as if an argument or fight took place.

Crime Scene Technicians are currently processing the scene, searching for and collecting any evidence. Detectives are also canvassing the area for any possible witnesses and will be interviewing the victims at the earliest opportunity. Anyone with any information is asked to contact police.

This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

Assisting Agencies: City of Fort Wayne Fire Department, Three Rivers Ambulance Authority

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