FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Fort Wayne Police Department (FWPD) is investigating a fatal shooting that left one person dead in the 5400 block of Southern Court in southeast Fort Wayne Tuesday night.
Officers responded to the area after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, and numerous officers were spotted at the scene.
An officer at the scene told WANE 15 three adult siblings were inside a home on Southern Court when one of the siblings suffered what the officer described as an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound. There are currently no suspects and nobody is in custody, according to the FWPD.
The Allen County Coroner identified the sibling as 19-year-old Dakota Merritt, whose death was determined to be from a gunshot wound to the chest. His death was ruled an accident by the coroner.
There were no other injuries in the shooting, according to the FWPD.
The shooting is still under investigation by the FWPD, the prosecutor’s office and the coroner’s office.