Police found two men dead inside a home on Fort Wayne's south side Tuesday after the property owner heard a noise inside the supposedly vacant house.
As officers arrived, they heard what sounded like a single gunshot from inside the two-story home at 2423 S. Calhoun St., according to Jim Seay, Fort Wayne Police Department spokesman.
The police department's SWAT team was called to the scene in case of a barricaded subject, police said, and traffic was blocked between Pontiac Street and Creighton Avenue.
After officers tried to reach the person they thought was inside, a robot was sent in and an unresponsive man was found. As police cleared the building, a second man was found. Both men were dead, police spokesman John Chamber said.
No one has been arrested, police said, and neither victim has been identified.
A nearby resident, Anthony Johnson, said he saw police using drones and what he thought was tear gas at the scene.
“(Police) didn't go in with blue gloves, but they came out with blue gloves, like there was blood in there,” Johnson said.
Ray Hernandez, who owns a car dealership across the street, said there has been a lot of activity in and out of the home during the past six months. He didn't know of any renter in there.
The property is owned by Continuum Enterprises LLC, which is in the 6600 block of Sweet Wood Court, according to the Allen County assessor's office.
The property owner called police after hearing a noise coming from the upstairs of the home where he had gone to work, police said.
There were new windows at the front of the house and evidence of construction at that home and the one next door at 2419 S. Calhoun St.
Matt LeBlanc of The Journal Gazette contributed to this story.