The Journal Gazette
Saturday, June 12, 2021 1:00 am

Shooting badly hurts city man

Journal Gazette

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.

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