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Shooting Investigation 4400 Smith St Jul 2 2013

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For Immediate Release:  07/02/2013

City of Fort Wayne Police Department

Contact:(260) 427-1343


Critical Shooting Investigation 

Incident Date:               07/02/2013                 

Incident Time:               4:54 PM

Incident Location:         4400 Block of Smith Street

Victim:                          Male Adult / Critical Condition

                                    Female Juvenile / Stable Condition


Fort Wayne, Ind - On Tuesday, 07/02/2013, at approximately 4:54 PM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 4400 block of Smith Street reference a shooting.  Officers arrived on scene and located two victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.       


Paramedics arrived on scene and transported the victims to a local hospital.  The female juvenile 

victim (age 15) was transported to the hospital in serious condition and the male adult victim was transported to the hospital in serious condition.  The male victim was downgraded to critical condition by a physician at the hospital.  The female victim remains in stable condition.   


Initial reports indicate the victims were standing in the front yard of a residence at the intersection of Smith Street and Senate Avenue when the shooting occurred.  Witnesses reported the suspect fired several gunshots while standing on Senate Avenue west of the intersection.  The suspect was described as a male/black and was last seen running southbound in the alley west of Smith Street.   


Detectives are currently interviewing witnesses and Crime Scene Technicians are processing the scene for evidence.  No arrests have been made and there are no suspects at this time.


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


Officer Jason Anthony

Public Information Officer

City of Fort Wayne Police Department

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