Police search for suspect in Link’s double shooting

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Fort Wayne Police have asked for the public’s help to find a suspect in a shooting at an East Creighton Avenue eatery last week that left two people critically hurt.

Gabriel A. Hicks, 29, is wanted in connection with the Friday morning shooting at Link’s at 1711 E. Creighton Ave. around 9:15 a.m.

It was then that police and medics were called to the eatery and arrived to find two victims, one inside the restaurant and the other in the parking lot. Investigators believe the shooting started inside the restaurant and then continued outside.

The victims were identified as 35-year-old Michael A. Paige Jr. and 28-year-old Frank E. Paige, both of Fort Wayne.

On Monday, police said Hicks had been named a suspect. He should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.

Hicks is described as a black man, 5/9″ and 175 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes and tattoos on his arms and neck. Police noted that Hicks may wear colored contact lenses and prescription glasses.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Hicks is asked to call the police department’s nonemergency line 427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at 436-7867 (436-STOP).

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