FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Fort Wayne police are investigating an early morning shooting near Spatz Avenue and McKinnie Avenue.
Police were called to the 4300 block of Spatz Avenue just after 1 a.m. Tuesday and found an SUV in an alley partially sitting on a guy-wire.
Investigators said a nearby resident called 911 after hearing gunshots in the area. About the same time, a man was dropped off at a hospital who had been shot. The vehicle that dropped the man off left the hospital before police arrived.
Police confirmed the shooting victim at the hospital was connected to the vehicle on Spatz Avenue.
The man was later identified as Christopher Bell.
Police said Bell was shot while inside the vehicle. Several bullet holes were visible on the SUV which was still running when police arrived.
He was shot at least once in the leg and had two wounds in his thighs, according to police. Investigators said Bell was in serious condition.
Bell told police that a stranger picked him up and took him to the hospital following the shooting. He also said he was the only person in the vehicle and crashed the SUV after being shot.
Police on Spatz Avenue talked with residents in the area, but no one witnessed the shooting, according to police.
Investigators recovered seven shell casings in the area of the SUV.
Police at the scene told NewsChannel 15 not long after they arrived, approximately ten gunshots were heard within a few blocks of the crime scene. Officers ran towards the gunfire but were unable to locate anyone.
Roughly 15 minutes later another round of gunfire erupted about five blocks south of Spatz Avenue and McKinnie Avenue. Several officers drove through the area but were not able to locate anyone responsible for the gunshots.
Police said Bell had also been shot recently.
According to the police report, an officer stood outside of Bell's hospital room for fear someone would come in and "fatally wound" him.
They have not determined if the same person is responsible for both shootings.
Anyone with information should call Fort Wayne police or Crime Stoppers.
The incident remains under investigation.
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