1 critical in shooting on Fort Wayne’s south side

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A man is in critical condition after being shot in the leg on Fort Wayne’s south side Thursday evening.

Police and medics were called just after 5 p.m. to a home in the 4000 block of Hoagland Avenue, just south of West Rudisill Boulevard.

Police say the victim called 911 himself, but was unable to provide any suspect information. When officers arrived on scene they immediately applied a tourniquet on the victim’s leg to control the bleeding.

When paramedics arrived, they took the victim to an area hospital in serious condition. He was later downgraded to critical condition.

Detectives and Crime Scene Technicians were called to the scene. They began to canvass the neighborhood to see if anyone saw or heard anything that may help with the investigation. 

Detectives are asking that anyone with any information regarding this incident to call the Fort Wayne Police Department at (260) 427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-7867.


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