You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Police and fire

  • Tips lead to suspect in fatal store shooting
    FORT WAYNE – Police have arrested a suspect in the shooting of Antonio L. Niño, who was killed during an armed robbery April 7 at the tobacco shop he owned.
  • 582 pounds of pot seized at north-side house
    FORT WAYNE – Two men are in custody after police converged on a north-side house Tuesday, seizing about 582 pounds of marijuana, according to a statement issued Wednesday by Cpl.
  • Sexual offender nabbed in Steuben
    Just one day after the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department put the word out it was looking for a registered sex offender, the department made an arrest in the case. Police were looking for Corey A.
Advertisement

Shooting leaves 1 in critical condition

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.

Related

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

Update

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.

Advertisement