A Friday afternoon shooting near downtown might have been an accident, Fort Wayne Police Department said.
Police arrived shortly before 3 p.m. to a home in the 900 block of High Street, where they found an adult male with life-threatening injuries, officials said in a news release.
Witnesses said the shooting “may have been accidental,” police spokesman Mark Bieker said in the release.
Paramedics transported the victim to a hospital in critical condition. Emergency room physicians downgraded the patient's condition to life-threatening shortly after arrival Friday afternoon.
Police and the Allen County prosecutor's office continue to investigate the incident.