On May 22, 2021, at 12:41 am, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to multiple reports of numerous gunshots being fired in the rear parking lot of the Villages of Hanna on Greene Street.
Fatal Shooting Investigation
Date: May 22, 2021
Time: 12:41 am
Location: Villages of Hanna, 1300 block of Greene Street
Victim: Life threatening
Victim: Non-life threatening
Victim: Non-life threatening
On May 22, 2021, at 12:41 am, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to multiple reports of numerous gunshots being fired towards the rear parking lot of the Villages of Hanna. As officers arrived, gunfire was still ongoing.
Officers ran towards the gunfire and were not able to locate any suspects. Officers began checking all of the surrounding apartment buildings that appeared to have been struck by gunfire and located a total of four victims (age/sex unknown at this time) in various apartments. Initial reports were three people in life-threatening condition and one person in non-life-threatening condition. All of the victims were taken to various local hospitals with the help of TRAA and surrounding county ambulances. One person was later pronounced deceased, one person remains in life-threatening condition, and two remain in non-life-threatening condition.
At this time, it appears there was some sort of disturbance between multiple shooters in the parking lot. It appears that the victims were struck by stray rounds as they were inside their apartments.
Officers went door to door checking on the safety of the occupants in the surrounding apartment buildings. Detectives are canvassing the area, searching for any witnesses as well as any video surveillance. Crime Scene Technicians are processing the scene, searching for and collecting evidence.
At this time, there is no known motive. The ages/sexes/identities of the victims will be released when appropriate, with the decedent’s identity, cause, and manner of death being released by the Allen County Coroner’s Office.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Greater Fort Wayne Crime Stoppers at (260) 229-7867 or toll-free at 1-800-237-7867 or the Fort Wayne Police Department Detective Bureau at 427-1201. You can also use the P3 app on your Android phone or Apple phone here. They are also available on Facebook. You can submit your tip anonymously.
Please note: The Allen County Coroner did not include a homicide on May 10, 2021, at the Suburban Inn at 3320 West Coliseum Boulevard in their numbered listing of homicides. This is the reason for the differences in the numbering from the Coroner’s news releases.
- FWPD: Fatal Shooting Investigation, Greene Street – 22nd May 2021
- Coroner: 17th 2021 Allen County Homicide – 24th May 2021
- Download the Allen County Coroner’s news release
- List of the 2021 Allen County Homicides
- FWPD incident reports
- The Fort Wayne Police Department website