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As shooting story changes, police ask girl, 9

His story changed three times when police asked him about the shooting Friday night in the parking lot of the Pontiac Mall.

First, he was never in the red Chevrolet Impala where a woman was shot in the chest. Then he and his 9-year-old daughter were getting into the car when the shooting started, according to Fort Wayne police reports.

And in the final iteration, the unidentified man was in the red Impala when a black Impala pulled alongside, and the men inside began shooting at the car where the man, the woman and their 9-year-old daughter were seated.

The 9-year-old told police she was in the back seat of the car when her “mommy was driving the car but was just ready to take off when the shooting happened,” according to the reports.

The girl told police the bullets flew through the car windows and glass scattered throughout the back seat.

“My mommy kept saying, ‘I’m shot, I’m shot,’ but (the unidentified man) said, ‘No, you’re not,’ ” the girl said in the report. “Then my mommy drove the car a little ways and stopped and she really was shot.”

Investigators found multiple bullet holes in the passenger door and a bullet stuck in the frame, reports said.

The man owned up to police “he did not know how he had not been shot,” according to reports.

rgreen@jg.net

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