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Police and fire

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    The victim of Sunday morning's shooting was 21-year-old Alan John Puff of Fort Wayne, the Allen County Coroner?s office said. Puff was shot at 12:55 a.m. on the 600 Block of E.
  • Details few after 2 shot, 1 fatally
    One man died and another was seriously wounded in a shooting on East Rudisill Boulevard early Sunday, police said.The men had not been identified Sunday night.
  • 1 dead, 1 wounded in shooting on East Rudisill
    An adult male died from gunshot wounds early Sunday, according to Fort Wayne police spokesman Jason Anthony.Officers responded to a shooting about 12:55 a.m. in the 600 block of East Rudisill Boulevard.
Chad Ryan | The Journal Gazette
A woman helps comfort her friend after they left the scene of Sunday's fatal shooting.

Sunday shooting victim, 30, is identified

FORT WAYNE – A 30-year-old Fort Wayne man has been identified as the victim of Sunday’s fatal shooting.

Lance A. Murray was found in the 1200 block of West Wildwood Avenue, according to a statement issued Monday by the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

His death has been ruled the 38th homicide Fort Wayne and Allen County in 2013.

The shooting on Wildwood came less than 24 hours after a fatal shooting Saturday night on East Lewis Street.

Police were dispatched to the Wildwood shooting at about 12:10 p.m., according to a Fort Wayne Police Department statement.

Officers and paramedics found Murray in an alley between two homes. A short time later, he was declared dead at the scene.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 436-7867 or the Fort Wayne Police Department Detective Bureau at 427-1201.

The latest fatality was the culmination of a week of shootings.

Police were called to the 800 block of East Lewis Street just before 6 p.m. Saturday, where they found a man in the street suffering from gunshot wounds. He later was pronounced dead at a hospital.

On Tuesday gunfire killed a man and badly hurt another in the 3100 block of Smith Street, near Weisser Park.

To see a map and list of Allen County homicides this year, click here.