For Immediate Release


Date: January 29, 2024

Time:  7:59 pm

Location: 700 Romy Ave

Victims(s):  Adult Male / Deceased and Juvenile Female / Deceased            


On January 29, 2024, at 7:59 pm, the Fort Wayne Police Department received calls reporting gunshots in the 700 block of Romy Ave. As officers were responding, an additional caller stated there was at least one person shot inside of a vehicle that was on the street. Officers arrived and indeed located two persons suffering from apparent gunshot wound(s) inside of a vehicle. Paramedics arrived and pronounced an adult male and a juvenile female deceased.

At this time, it is unknown what led to the shooting. Detectives are currently canvasing the area, looking for any evidence or video surveillance. Crime Scene technicians are searching for and processing any evidence.

There are currently no suspects. Anyone with any information is asked to contact police.

The cause and manner of death, as well as the identity of the decedents, will be released by the Allen County Coroner’s Office. This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

There is nothing further at this time.

Chris Felton
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department