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A man is in critical condition after a shooting at Sports & Spirits, in the 1700 block of East Wayne Street, according to the Fort Wayne Police Department.

Officers were called to the bar at Wayne and Anthony Boulevard about 1:13 a.m. and found two victims inside suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. There were multiple shell casings outside and the southern-most windows were riddled with bullets, according to police.

One victim, an adult male, was in critical condition and taken to a hospital. The other victim, an adult female, was taken to a hospital in fair condition, police said.

A preliminary investigation said the suspects, who were identified by witnesses and surveillance video, were escorted out of the bar after a disturbance then began to shoot through the window.

The names of the victims and the suspects have not been released, and the incident remains under investigation.

Today's shooting was not the first at the bar this year

A shooting in the parking lot in March left a man and woman with serious injuries. Police at the time said an altercation in the lot of Sports & Spirits preceded the shooting.

A man was shot and critically injured near the bar in September 2012 and another in October 2011, according to The Journal Gazette archives.


There have been officially 44 homicides in Allen County so far this year. All but two happened in Fort Wayne.


Statement as issued by police at 1:48 p.m. Wednesday:

There has been no change to the injury status of either victim of this mornings shooting. The persons of interest who precipitated the shooting are still being sought.