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Store shopper shot, badly hurt on East Lewis

A man was shot and seriously wounded Wednesday night on Fort Wayne’s south side, police said.

Police were called to the TGFMobile store at 620 E. Lewis St. shortly after 7 p.m. When officers arrived at the business, a man was found with at least one gunshot wound, according to John Chambers, a city police spokesman.

The victim was taken to a hospital in serious condition.

Chambers said initial reports show that someone entered the store, shot the customer and fled in a vehicle.

No information about the shooter or the vehicle was available Wednesday, Chambers said.

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