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  • Jamie Duffy | The Journal Gazette A shooting at the corner of Gaywood Drive and Senate Avenue left a man dead. He was discovered just after 8:30 p.m. at the side of the home pictured.

Saturday, February 02, 2019 10:10 pm

Man dead after Gaywood Drive shooting

JAMIE DUFFY | The Journal Gazette

A man was shot dead at the corner of Gaywood Drive and Senate Avenue around 8:30 p.m.

The unidentified man was apparently shot multiple times, Mark Bieker, Fort Wayne Police Department public information officer, said.

Police responded around 8:30 p.m. to shots fired and found the victim lying in the side yard of a house in the 4400 block of Gaywood Avenue, on the Senate Avenue side.

The victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition and died shortly thereafter.

If the shooting death is declared a homicide, it will be the first homicide in Allen County for 2019. There were no homicides in January.

A resident said it was the second shooting at that corner in the last few months, and that the other shooting occurred cater-cornered to Saturday evening's shooting death.

Police were still canvassing the area looking for evidence and witnesses to the shooting, which remains under investigation.

jduffy@jg.net