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A car sits lodged in deep snow off Decatur Road on Fort Wayne’s south side Tuesday afternoon after its two occupants were shot. They got out of the car, where they were found by police and taken to a hospital.

2 in car hit by hail of gunfire

No description of suspects; victims in fair condition

The Journal Gazette

Two men were found outside their vehicle with apparent gunshot wounds Tuesday afternoon, police said.

About 1:35 p.m., police were called to Decatur Road and Dawnan Drive on a report of a shooting.

The men were found on the ground outside the car they had been riding in, Fort Wayne Police Department spokesman Michael Joyner said.

Both men were taken to a hospital in fair condition, police said.

Their identities were not released Tuesday.

Investigators said it appears the men were driving through the area when their vehicle was struck by gunfire.

The car traveled off Decatur Road and then became stuck in a snow-covered ditch near Decatur and Dawnan, according to police.

Bullets pierced the windshield, shattering the rear window.

A trail of blood could be seen leading from the car to the road nearby.

Multiple shell casings were collected from a location north of where the victims were found, Joyner said.

Investigators believe the shots were fired from a vehicle.

No description of the suspects or the vehicle was available Tuesday.

jcrothers@jg.net

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