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Shooting Investigation 4000 Avondale Dr Jul 13 2013

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For Release: July 13,2013

City of Fort Wayne Police Department

Contact: (260) 427-1343

Critical Shooting Investigation

Incident Date: Friday, July 12, 2013             

Incident Time: 10:22 PM

Incident Location: 4000 block of Avondale Dr

Victim: Adult Male / Critical Condition

            Adult Male/ Serious Condition


Fort Wayne, Ind - On Friday, July 12, 2013, at approximately 10:22 PM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 4000 block of Avondale Dr. on a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located two adult males suffering from apparent gunshot wound(s). Both males were taken to a local hospital, one in serious condition, one in critical condition. The males remain in these conditions.


The initial investigation has revealed that a group of males were in front of a home in the 4000 block of Avondale Dr, when an unidentified male approached this group on foot from between some houses. This male opened fire on the group with an unidentified weapon, striking the two victims. The victim in critical condition collapsed after being shot, and the victim in serious condition was able to run across the street before collapsing. The shooter was described as a male black, wearing a white shirt, black shorts, and black and white shoes.


Officers along with a police K-9 unit attempted a K-9 track to locate the suspect, but the K-9 track was unsuccessful in locating anyone.


At this time there are no suspects and no one is in custody, and a motive has not been established, nor have weapons have been recovered. The relationship between victims, and between victims and shooter, is yet to be determined, as is whether or not gang activity is suspected.


Crime Scene Technicians are currently processing the scene, searching for and collecting any evidence. Detectives are also canvassing the area for any possible witnesses and will be interviewing the victims at the earliest opportunity. Anyone with any information is asked to contact police.


The 4000 block of Avondale Dr. remained closed during the investigation.


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 Chris Felton

Public Information Officer

City of Fort Wayne Police Department

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