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Police and fire

Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette
Fort Wayne police and firefighters respond after a crash near Serenity Drive and Old Decatur Road. Police are seeking the driver, who friends and family say was shot at about noon Wednesday.

Shooting, crash victim sought

Police search area after crash

Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette
Fort Wayne police search for a shooter or shooters who fled after a crash at Centennial Townhouse on Serenity Drive on Wednesday.

An early afternoon shooting is being called an ambush by friends and family of a victim who fled from the scene of a gun attack after armed assailants fired at his SUV.

Witnesses say police are searching for a man who was visiting a friend at Centennial Townhomes in southeast Fort Wayne around noon Wednesday.

One woman at the scene said she believes jealousy is at the root of the shooting, which resulted in the driver of the SUV losing control of his vehicle. The SUV flipped over at least once at Serenity Drive off Old Decatur Road.

"He wasn't going to stay in the truck and get shot," the woman said. "They chased him through the woods."

Officers could be seen canvassing the area with police dogs on Lafayette Street.

Officer Michael Joyner, spokesman for the Fort Wayne Police Department, said he would provide more details about the shooting later Wednesday.

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