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Shooting Investigation September 29, 2013

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Critical Shooting Investigation



Incident Date:                  09/29/2013           

Incident Time:                 3:17 PM

Incident Location:            1100 Oxford St.

Victim:                            Adult Male / Critical Condition



On Sunday, 09/29/2013, at approximately 3:17 PM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 1100 block of Oxford St. on a report of a person shot.  Officers arrived and located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  The victim was declared to be in stable condition by medics, and was taken to a local hospital. Hospital staff then downgraded the male’s condition to critical. 


The initial investigation has revealed that a witness observed the victim standing in the street, speaking with an unknown number of occupants inside an SUV. The witness said a gun shot was heard, and the witness looked and saw the male fall to the ground, as the SUV sped away westbound on Oxford St. The witness ran over to the male who advised he was shot and requested the witness call 911.


At this time there is no further description of the SUV or the occupants inside it. There are no suspects and no one is in custody. A K-9 track was not attempted due to the reports that the suspect immediately fled in a vehicle. No other evidence has been located at this time. No motives have been established, and detectives are hoping to speak with the victim at the earliest opportunity. No other injuries were reported.


Detectives are currently interviewing witnesses and canvassing the neighborhood.  Crime Scene Technicians are processing the scene identifying and collecting any evidence.  Video footage of surrounding businesses will also be reviewed.


Anyone with information regarding this shooting or the suspect SUV is asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department at (260) 427-1222.  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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