Police: Man shot multiple times behind vacant house on Lafayette St.

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Lafayette Street Shooting

A man is in serious condition after a shooting behind a vacant house on Lafayette Street late Monday night. 

Fort Wayne police and medics were called to a home on the 3700 block of Lafayette around 10:30 p.m. According to FWPD spokesman Jason Anthony, the victim’s girlfriend called 9-1-1 and said her boyfriend had been shot.

Police found the victim less than a block away at the intersection of Lafayette and Oxford Street. He was sitting in the driver’s seat of a car suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, one to the arm and one to the leg, and was taken to the hospital in serious condition. 

According to police, the shooting happened behind a vacant house at the 3700 block of Lafayette where multiple shell casings were found. It is not clear if the victim was inside or outside of the car when he was shot. 

Police have not released any information on a suspect. The incident is under investigation. 

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