Teen shot after answering door at SE Fort Wayne apartment

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A teenager was shot at an apartment complex in southeast Fort Wayne Monday evening.

Just before 5:30 p.m., Fort Wayne Police were sent to the Waterloo Gardens in the 5900 block of Bunt Drive. Responding police and paramedics found a 16-year-old boy suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Initially, the teenager was listed as suffering from non life-threating injuries, but after being medically checked, he was listed as life-threatening injures.

“At this time, we do not have any suspect information, but we do have a K9 in the area attempting to track and locate a possible suspect,” said John Chambers, Fort Wayne Police spokesman. “The initial information that we have at this time, is that it is believed that there was a knock on the door as the male answered the door he was shot.”

Chambers said that’s it’s still early in the investigation. It’s unclear if the suspect ran away or used a getaway car.

Chambers said it was still too early to tell if the shooting was targeted or random.

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