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Shooting Investigation / 800 Tennessee Ave

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 For Immediate Release: December 28, 2011
 City of Fort Wayne Police Department
 Contact:  raquel.foster@cityoffortwayne.org 


 Shooting Investigation

 Date/Time of Incident:          December 27, 2011 / 10:07 p.m.  

Location of Incident:              800 Tennessee Avenue

Victim:                                     Adult Male, Critical Condition

On Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at approximately 10:07 p.m. the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to an apartment building at 800 Tennessee Avenue reference a report of a possible shooting.  Officers arrived on the scene and inside an apartment home they located an adult male suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound(s).  The shooting victim was transported from the scene to a local hospital where he was determined to be in critical condition.   

Preliminary investigation indicates that the shooting victim was involved in a disturbance with several subjects in the hallway of this apartment building.  The disturbance erupted in gunfire wherein the victim was apparently shot.  A second subject in the immediate area reportedly suffered a graze wound.  No other injuries were reported at the scene. 

Witnesses reported hearing arguing in the hallway and then hearing several gunshots.  Witnesses further reported seeing several people flee the area.  At this time, no suspect information is available, though a witness did report seeing a red-colored vehicle flee the area when the incident occurred. 

Currently crime scene units continue to process the scene, and officers and detectives continue to interview witnesses.  This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department, and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.  Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the City of Fort Wayne Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-STOP, (260) 436-7867

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