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  • Dave Gong | The Journal Gazette Fort Wayne police inspect a vehicle involved in a shooting Wednesday afternoon north of South Side High School's natatorium.

Thursday, November 08, 2018 1:00 am

1 hurt in shooting near South Side High

DAVE GONG | The Journal Gazette

Shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday, a green SUV with shattered windows stopped on the sidewalk along Packard Avenue north of South Side High School's Helen P. Brown Natatorium.

About five minutes later, city police responded to a reported shooting near Packard and Clinton Court, spokesman Officer Michael Joyner said, where officers found an SUV had driven off the road.

Inside, a man in the passenger seat was suffering from a single gunshot wound to the torso, Joyner said. 

The man, who has not been identified, was taken to a hospital where he was listed in serious condition.

Two other people who were in the vehicle were not injured, Joyner said, noting it appears to be a targeted shooting. 

“We believe that the shooting took place on the north end of Clinton Court near Piqua (Avenue),” Joyner said. “From limited information we've gotten from witnesses, it appears the party shooting at the victim's car was in a maroon passenger car.” 

Joyner said police have not located that car or identified its occupants. It's unknown how many people were in the maroon car at the time of the shooting.

The shooting remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department. 

dgong@jg.net