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Accidental Shooting, 422 W. Coliseum Blvd, Oct. 5, 2012

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Accidental Shooting / Shooting Victim Mishandles Newly Purchased Firearm


Date / Time of Incident:   October 5, 2012 / 1:04 pm

Location of Incident:       422 W. Coliseum Blvd.

Victim:                          Adult Male / Serious Condition


Fort Wayne, Ind. – On Friday, October 5, 2012 at approximately 1:04 pm officers with the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of 422 W. Coliseum Blvd. reference a report of an accidental shooting.  The victim, an adult male, was a passenger in a vehicle when the incident occurred.  TRAA paramedics rendered medical attention at the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital in serious condition.


Preliminary investigation indicates that shortly before this incident occurred, the victim made a firearm purchase at a nearby gun store and began to handle the firearm while in the vehicle.  He apparently mishandled the firearm causing it to discharge and shot himself in the leg.  This incident remains under investigation with the City of Fort Wayne Police Department.  There is nothing further at this time.


Raquel Foster

City of Fort Wayne Police Department

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