Two reported shootings about 10 minutes apart kept Fort Wayne police busy Sunday evening.
Initial reports of a shooting came in at 7:48 p.m. in the 300 block of East Pettit Avenue, near the Burger King and Kroger gas station in Southgate Plaza. A second shooting was called in the 700 block of Dolphin Drive as police were responding to the first scene.
A male and female victim were taken to the hospital suffering from gunshot wounds, according to Paul Meitz, public information officer. The female was in critical condition and the male was serious but stable.
A three-vehicle accident was involved but police were unsure of the circumstances surrounding it. Police couldn't immediately say whether the two scenes were connected, or where the victims were shot. Meitz said it was “definitely not a straightforward scene.”
Onlookers stood in the rain as police worked the scene on Pettit Avenue near Southgate Plaza.
Yellow police tape cordoned off much of the adjacent Burger King parking lot. Police walked the area, including the Kroger gas station, seeking witnesses.