Even though the quick succession of three shootings in three days last week seemed to suggest they were linked, Fort Wayne police said otherwise Monday.
Theyre independent – all of them, officer Raquel Foster said of the shootings that killed two men and critically wounded a third.
Police continue to investigate the shootings; no arrests have been made and no specific information about suspects or motives has been released.
On Monday, police identified the critically wounded man as Jordan D. Williams, 21, a city resident. He remains hospitalized in critical condition, Foster said.
Williams was shot multiple times shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday at a home in the 4500 block of Bowser Avenue. An unknown man knocked on the door of the home, and Williams answered. The man asked for someone by name and then fired, police said.
Shell casings of different calibers were found at the scene, indicating that more than one shooter was involved. A gold sport utility vehicle behind the home drove away right after the shooting.
Mark B. Young, 25, died Friday after he was found shot in 3400 block of Reed Street. About 3:30 that morning, witnesses reported hearing gunshots and then seeing Young dumped out of a car in the middle of the street, police said.
Police believe they found the car involved in the shooting after it crashed into bushes at Colerick and Oliver streets.
The other death occurred about 8 p.m. Saturday. Demarcus E. Adams, 23, was shot while sitting in a parked car near his mothers home at Abbott and McKee streets.
His mother, Denise Trigg, told The Journal Gazette she believes her sons death stemmed from a feud between the MOB street gang and a group that her son was friendly with called the 2500 Block.
Adams had been shot last month near his mothers home but not seriously wounded, Trigg said. Investigators believe Adams death is related to that earlier shooting, Foster said.
The Allen County coroner ruled that the deaths of Adams and Young were the eighth and ninth homicides, respectively, of 2013 in Fort Wayne and Allen County.