Woman, 61, killed in shooting in south Fort Wayne ID’d

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Fort Wayne Police Department is investigating a woman’s death after a shooting late Tuesday night.

Around 10:50 p.m., officers responded to reports of gunshots in the 1400 block of Ventura Lane. Police found an adult female lying in the driveway of a home suffering from several apparent gunshot wounds.

Paramedics took her to a hospital in serious condition, but upon arrival at the hospital she was pronounced dead.

She was identified Wednesday as 61-year-old Arlene Shelton of Fort Wayne. An autopsy found she died of gunshot wounds and her death was ruled a homicide, the county’s 30th of 2021.

According to a release, the shooting occurred while the victim was inside a vehicle. Detectives are currently interviewing witnesses and police are processing the scene to gather additional details.

There is no suspect information to provide at this time.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 436-7867(STOP), use the free “P3 Tips” app, or call FWPD at (260) 427-1222.

This incident remains under investigation by the FWPD, the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

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