For Immediate Release

December 24, 2021

Multiple Shooting Investigation


Date:             12/23/2021, 10:37 PM

Location:        8700 Lima Rd.

Victim #1:      Adult/Female (serious condition)

Victim #2:      Male/Adult (stable condition)

Victim #3:      Male/Adult (critical condition)


On Thursday, December 23, 2021, at approximately 10:37 PM, Officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department were dispatched to the 8700 block of Lima Rd. in reference to an armed disturbance.  The initial call to the police department indicated that a man was breaking into the house with a gun.

Upon arrival, Officers found three adult gunshot victims at the scene.  All victims were transported to a local hospital.  One of the male victims was found to be in critical condition.

Preliminary information indicates that everyone involved knew each other and there was gunfire exchanged between at least two of the victims.

Currently, there is no outstanding suspects. Investigators are currently interviewing involved parties and witnesses.  The Air Support Unit and Crime Scene Technicians are documenting the scene and collecting evidence.

This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.   

Sergeant Benjamin Messick
Public Information Officer
City of Fort Wayne Police Department