FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – On the first day back to school at South Side High School, a juvenile was arrested in connection to a shooting investigation that left another juvenile injured at a park earlier this month, Fort Wayne Police announced.
FWPD’s Homicide Unit took a juvenile into custody at the school Thursday morning on charges of aggravated battery and criminal recklessness. The charges were in connection to a shooting earlier this month at Lafayette Park near the intersection of Lafayette Esplanade and Glencoe Avenue, the release said.
FWPD later provided more information on the shooting, saying officers responded on Aug. 1 around 5:45 p.m. on reports of a suspect shooting at a group of people at the park. Witnesses told police they heard one shot fired.
A juvenile victim was found at the scene with a gunshot wound and was taken to a local hospital in non-life-threatening condition, FWPD said. There were no other reported injuries.
The suspect in the shooting, a juvenile, fled the scene before police arrived.
Police said the juvenile at South Side was taken to Allen County Juvenile Center.