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2 arrested in gang-related shooting at bar

Suspects in a shooting inside a Fort Wayne bar early Sunday were arrested early Friday afternoon after police surrounded a house on Lillie Street.

The Fort Wayne Police Department said Adonis Robinson was arrested on charges of attempted murder, aggravated battery, possession of firearm by a serious violent felon, criminal recklessness and criminal gang activity; and Christopher Sewell was arrested on charges of felony battery and criminal gang activity.

Members of the Fort Wayne Police Gang and Violent Crimes Unit, with assistance from the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, located the two at a house in the 5100 block of Lillie Street.

A man was shot inside a Fort Wayne bar early Sunday when a group of what witnesses identified as known gang members went into the tavern looking for a fight.

According to police reports, two men went into Peanuts, 5727 St. Joe Road, and were playing pool and drinking. When they went outside to smoke, they saw a group of about 15 men walk in. As the men walked in, one said, "any (epithet) want it, come inside."

The two men followed the group inside, where they had been playing pool. When they got inside, one of the larger group came at them to fight. At one point, someone in the larger group pulled out a gun, pointed it at the victim and said he would kill him, reports said.

Witnesses said someone yelled "PAC," a local gang name, and the victim said he knew he was shot. He was taken to a hospital in serious condition with gunshots to the hand, the foot, the hip and numerous injuries from having been kicked, according to police reports.

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