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Shooting victim critical; SUV flees

A man was in critical condition after being shot Sunday afternoon near Weisser Park.

At about 3:17 p.m., police were called to the 1100 block of Oxford Street, near the intersection of Oxford and Smith streets, on a report about a man being shot, according to a release from the Fort Wayne Police Department.

A witness told police that the man was standing in the street and talking with people who were inside an SUV, the release said.

The witness said there was a gun shot and the man fell to the ground as the SUV fled westbound on Oxford Street.

The man was taken to a local hospital where he was listed in critical condition, according to the release.

Police did not have a description of the SUV or the people inside it and do not have suspects.

No other injuries were reported.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting or the suspect SUV is asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department at 427-1222.

jcrothers@jg.net

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