FORT WAYNE — A man walking down a street in southeast Fort Wayne was shot and seriously injured Saturday night, a city police spokesman said.
Officer Jeremy Webb said police were dispatched to the corner of Standish Drive and East Fairfax Avenue, about 8:30 p.m., and they found the man suffering from gunshot wounds.
The man, whom police did not identify, was taken to a hospital in critical condition. He was later upgraded to serious but stable condition, Webb said.
Witnesses told police the man was walking on Standish Drive just north of Paulding Road when a silver car, possibly a Pontiac Grand Prix, pulled up alongside him. A man with a gun exited the car, fired multiple shots and got back in the car, which then went north on Standish, Webb said. Police did not know whether there was more than one person in the car.
A neighbor told The Journal Gazette she was watching TV when she heard three gunshots. She came outside and saw that the man, whom she recognized as a neighbor, had been shot three times: once in the chest, once in the arm and once in the abdomen, said the woman who declined to give her name for fear of retribution.
She said she put pressure on his wounds to stem the bleeding and tried to make him comfortable until paramedics arrived.
“I tried to keep him from going into more shock than he already was,” she said.
Webb said the victim was conscious and speaking when police arrived.
No arrests have been made, but witnesses may have information about the shooter, Webb said.