The Journal Gazette
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 2:35 am

Shooting results in 9 victims, 1 critical


A shooting early today in east-central Fort Wayne left nine people injured, including one person in critical condition and one person in serious condition, city police said.

Officers responded to a report of a disturbance in the 1400 block of McCulloch Street, about four blocks south of Maumee Avenue, at 1:11 a.m., Fort Wayne police said in a statement. While on the way, police received reports of gunshots being fired and multiple people being struck.

In total, five men and four women were injured -- one in critical condition, one in serious condition and seven in good condition, police said.

Six victims were found at the scene, police said. They said one woman was found to be in critical condition, and five other victims there were found to be in good condition. All six were taken to a local hospital, police said, where the woman first described in critical condition was upgraded to serious condition.

A short time later, police said, they received reports of three victims walking into a local hospital. They said a man was in critical condition and two other victims were in good condition.

Police said it appears there was a party at a home on McCulloch Street, and a disturbance began that escalated to shots being fired. Police said early today they did not know what led to the disturbance, had no suspects or persons of interest, and no weapons had been recovered.

They said they were interviewing witnesses, and crime scene units were searching for and collecting evidence. They asked anyone with information about the shooting to call the police department at 427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at 436-7867.

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