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  • Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette Fort Wayne Police investigate a fatal shooting Thursday on Plaza Drive near Fairfax Avenue.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 5:55 pm

1 dead, 1 in hospital after morning shooting

Frank Gray | The Journal Gazette

One man was killed and another seriously wounded in a shooting late Thursday morning on the city’s southeast side.

Police said the shooting took place inside the residence at 5111 Plaza Drive and that nearby residents reported hearing shots. The shooting was reported to police by someone in the 5200 block of Plaza Drive after the caller saw one of the shooting victims come out of the house and collapse in front of it.

The shooting victim who survived had been shot in the chest and was reported in serious condition at a local hospital. Police said they had not yet been able to interview him about what happened.

After arriving on the scene, police entered the house and found an individual who had been shot and was dead.

Police reported that both of the shooting victims appeared to be adult males.

Police said they don’t know whether anyone else besides the shooting victims was in the house.

Two vehicles were seen leaving the scene, but it isn’t known whether they had any connection to the shooting. Police would not release a description of the cars.

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