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  • Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette The Bleu Diamond Showclub along Lima Road was the scene of an early Sunday shooting that killed a man and wounded three people, police said.

  • Courtesy: Fort Wayne Police Department

Monday, April 10, 2017 1:00 am

1 killed in shooting at strip club

Hospitals say 3 report being hit by gunfire

Journal Gazette

Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect in the fatal shooting at a strip club in northwest Fort Wayne early Sunday.

Police responded to the Bleu Diamond Showclub, 9439 Lima Road, about 4a.m. for a reported shooting. Officers found a man inside the business who appeared to be suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He died at the scene.

Two hospitals notified police they received a total of three shooting victims who said they had been shot at the topless dancing spot south of Lima Marketplace between two car dealerships.

Two of the victims were in critical condition; the third was in serious condition. Their conditions had not changed as of late Sunday afternoon, police said.

In an update Sunday, police referred to the case as a shooting/homicide investigation.

Crime scene tape lay around the club's entrance Sunday afternoon. Although a door was open, a police officer stationed in the parking lot said people weren't allowed inside.

Detectives on Sunday interviewed witnesses who were inside the club when the shooting occurred, and technicians processed the scene and collected evidence, police said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the police department's detective bureau at 260-427-1201 or Crime Stoppers at 260-436-7867.