For Immediate Release

December 5, 2021

Life-Threatening Shooting

Date: 12/5/2021

Time: 3:09pm

Location: Eckart St and Euclid St

Victim: Adult Female / Life-threatening condition


On December 5, 2021, at 3:09pm, officers responded to a report of a vehicle crash at the intersection of Euclid and Eckart St. While officers were responding, dispatchers also received information of gunfire in the area, and that someone was possibly shot.

Officers arrived at Eckart and Euclid and found a passenger car crashed into a parked pickup truck. The adult female driver of the crashed car was suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, and an adult male passenger was unharmed. The female was taken to a local hospital in life-threatening condition, where she remains in life-threatening condition.

Initial information indicates the victim vehicle was at the intersection of Eckart and Reed St when another vehicle opened fire on it for an unknown reason. The victim vehicle then traveled down Eckart St to Euclid St where it crashed.

At this time, detectives are going door to door, trying to locate any witnesses or any video surveillance from nearby houses. Detectives are also speaking with the male passenger and hope to speak to the female victim as soon as possible. Crime scene technicians are looking for any physical evidence.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Fort Wayne Police Department at (260) 427-1222, Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-7867 or use the free “P3 Tips” App.

This incident remains under investigation.

Chris Felton
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department