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Last updated: Thu. Jun. 12, 2014 - 02:02 am EDT

Man dies after shots reported

Slaying would be county’s sixth homicide of year

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FORT WAYNE — The third shooting in as many days in Fort Wayne left one man dead Wednesday evening.

Police were called shortly after 9 p.m. to a home in Southwick Village on Fort Wayne’s southeast side after neighbors reported hearing gunshots, according to Officer Jason Anthony, spokesman for the Fort Wayne Police Department.

He said the first officers who arrived at the house at 4219 Chippendale Court found an adult male inside with multiple gunshot wounds.

The man died at the scene, Anthony said. His death is being investigated as a homicide, which would be Allen County’s sixth this year.

Nearby residents told police they saw a white car leave shortly after they heard gunshots. A more detailed description of the car was not available.

Anthony said there was another man in the home with the victim and although he left the scene, he later returned. Police will interview him and other nearby residents who saw the white car or anyone in it, Anthony said.

The home where the shooting occurred is south of Paulding Road between Wayne Trace and Hessen Cassel Road. Southwick Elementary, Paul Harding Junior High School and Prince Chapman Academy are just east of the home.

Anthony said it was too early to determine a motive or whether the shooting was connected to the two others this week.

The first shooting, which occurred Monday, resulted in three teenage boys found with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds near Weisser Park.

On Tuesday night, an 18-year-old man was wounded when a bullet fired into his house just east of downtown grazed the back of his head. He was taken to a local hospital in serious condition.

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