FORT WAYNE – Aquavion J. Manning was supposed to be at Memorial Park Middle School for his first day as an eighth-grader Monday, but instead he remains in a hospital recovering from a gunshot wound.
Fort Wayne police said the 13-year-old was riding his bicycle about 10 p.m. Saturday when he was shot near the intersection of Boltz and Warsaw streets.
Manning and a friend were riding their bikes south on Warsaw when a dark-colored car, also southbound, drove past, police said.
Someone inside the car fired multiple shots, and one struck Manning in the hip. He was in critical condition Saturday, but Mannings family said he was improving.
Who shoots kids? said Katie Manning, his grandmother. He wasnt doing anything bad.
The family lives nearby, and Katie Manning said she heard the gunshots.
Aquavion had been playing football earlier and was riding home with a friend. He was on his way home, and he said someone just started shooting, she said.
Police and hospital officials did not have an updated condition for Aquavion, but family members said he will be fine. They also joked about taking the boy his homework while he was in the hospital.
Police said they do not have a suspect or motive and are unsure whether the boy was the target.