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Shooting Investigation / 9400 White Shell Drive

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Office of Public Information
City of Fort Wayne Police Department
Shooting Investigation
Date/Time of Incident:  March 27, 2012 / 8:13 a.m.
Location of Incident:     9400 White Shell Drive
Victim:                        Adult Male, Serious Condition
On Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at approximately 8:13 a.m. the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a home in the 9400 block of White Shell Drive reference a report of a possible shooting.  The calling party who was a neighbor observed an adult male subject laying in the front yard of a home in the 9400 block of White Shell Drive and she reported that he was yelling for help.  She went to his aid while contacting 911.
An off-duty officer with the Allen County Sheriff Department was first on the scene and reported that it appeared the victim was suffering from at least one gunshot wound.  Uniformed officers with the ACSD and City of Fort Wayne Police arrived and 'cleared' the home to ensure that there were no other injured parties inside the home and to search for the possible suspect.  No one else was discovered inside the home.
Canine units with the Indiana State Police assisted in immediately beginning a track for the possible shooting suspect.  The track terminated unsuccessfully.
At this time it is believed that the male resident of the home encountered a male subject in the garage of his home.  The subject was unknown to him and as the victim fled to safety, the suspect reportedly fired upon the victim striking him at least one time.  The resident/victim was determined to be in serious condition at the scene by paramedics and was transported to a local hospital by TRAA where he remains at this time.
At this time a suspect description is not available.
This incident remains under investigation with the City of Fort Wayne Police Department, and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.
Assisting Agencies: Allen County Sheriff Department, Indiana State Police, City of Fort Wayne Fire Department, and Three Rivers Ambulance Authority
Raquel Foster
City of Fort Wayne Police

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