Man killed in early morning shooting ID’d

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A shooting on Fort Wayne’s south side left one man dead and two others hurt Friday morning.

Police and medics were called around 1:15 a.m. to the 5400 block of Werling Dr., near East Paulding Road. Police were called there by a female who was hearing loud arguing, and just before officers arrived, shots were fired.

Police were met on the scene by the female claiming her son was potentially shot. Officers went into a bedroom to find the son. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police received other calls in the same area with reported gunshots and two subjects seen running from the area.

While on scene, officers were told about a second victim. They were found located in a vehicle around the area of Anthony Blvd. and Pettit Ave. after someone transporting him called in.

Officials say it appears the victim left the scene to go to someone’s house to get a ride to the hospital.

The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries but in serious condition.

Around 4:30 a.m. police believe they have found a third victim off the 3300 block of Plaza Drive. That person reportedly has non-life threatening injuries.

Later Friday, the Allen County Coroner’s Office identified the slain victim as 28-year-old Kenneth Jerome Frierson II of Fort Wayne. An autopsy found he died of multiple gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide.

This shooting is still under investigation. Anyone with information please contact Crime Stoppers or the Fort Wayne Police Department.

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