Shooting Investigation December 25, 2013
Critical Injury Shooting, 1700 E. Wayne St.
For Immediate Release: December 25, 2013
Contact: Office of Public Information 260-427-1343
City of Fort Wayne Police Department
Date/Time of Incident: December 25, 2013/1:13 AM
Location of Incident: 1700 E. Wayne St.
Victim(s): Adult Male, Critical Condition; Adult Female, Fair Condition
On December 25, 2013 at approximately 1:13 AM Officers of the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 1700 block of East Wayne St. in regards to a shooting. Upon arrival Officers located muliple shell casings just outside the entrance of "Sports and Spirits". The southern most windows of the bar, closest to the entrance, were riddled with bullets. Two adult victims were located inside the bar suffering from apparent gunshot wound(s).
One victim was an adult male in critical condition, transported to a local hospital by paramedics. The other victim was an adult female, transported to a local hospital in fair condition.
Preliminary investigation indicates that a disturbance occurred inside the bar. The bouncer of the bar escorted the subjects who were instigating the confrontation outside and then locked the door. The subjects, once outside began to shoot through the window into the bar. It is unknown at this time if the two victims who were shot were involved in the initial disturbance.
Video surveillance and witnesses were instrumental in identifing the shooters. At this time Officers are attempting to locate the shooters based on intial reports. All witnesses were interviewed and leads are being investigated as to the where abouts of the shooters. The crime scene is being processed for further evidence and the video footage continues to be reviewed.
This incident remains under investigation by The Fort Wayne Police Department and The Prosecutor's office. Anyone with information about this incident should call The Fort Wayne Police Department at 427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at 436-7867.
Assisting Agenices: Three Rivers Ambulance Authority
Officer Jeremy Webb
Office of Publc Information