FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A woman was killed and two others were hurt in a shooting south of downtown Fort Wayne late Saturday night.
Police and medics were called just before midnight to the 2200 block of Oliver Street on a report of a shooting. As officers responded, they were told multiple people had been shot.
Officers arrived to find a woman and two men suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Medics began CPR but the woman was pronounced dead by paramedics.
She was identified Monday as 40-year-old Lashawndra Denise McDowell of Lima, Ohio. An autopsy found she did of a gunshot wound to the torso and her death was ruled a homicide.
Officers also found two men at the scene, with one suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Both were taken to the hospital. One of the men was in life-threatening condition, police said.
Initial information indicated there was some type of gathering at a building in the area when a disturbance broke out and gunfire erupted. It is unclear what led to the disturbance or shots being fired. Officers reported there were dozens of people on the scene who left before officers could speak with them. Officers ask anyone there who may have information to please contact police.
There are currently no suspects and no arrests have been made.
Police said the two men at the hospital will be interviewed at the earliest opportunity. Crime scene technicians are gathering evidence on scene. Detectives will be canvassing the area to find any witnesses or video surveillance equipment on any of the nearby buildings.
Anyone with information about the incident or any possible suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-7867, the Fort Wayne Police Department at (260) 427-1201, or use the free “P3 Tips” app.