Another boy shot while inside Fort Wayne home; police look to ‘put an end to this’

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A 13-year-old boy was seriously hurt after someone fired shots into a home Monday night – the second such incident in as many nights in Fort Wayne.

Fort Wayne police responded to 3804 Euclid Ave., near East Rudisill and South Anthony boulevards, around 10:45 p.m.

Police said someone knocked on the door of the home and when the boy to the door to answer, someone fired multiple shots. At least two other people were inside the home at the time, a police sergeant at the scene said.

The suspect or suspects then ran from the area. Police said Tuesday that they have no suspects.

Medics responded shortly after police and took the victim to a hospital in serious condition but his injuries were believed to be non-life-threatening.

No suspect information was immediately available, and it wasn’t clear if the suspect ran on foot or got in a car after the shooting.

Officers searched the area for evidence while detectives went door-to-door looking for potential witnesses. They’ll also check to see if any security cameras in the area caught anything that might help with the investigation.

This is the second juvenile to be shot inside a Fort Wayne home in less than two days. Just before 2 a.m. Sunday morning, an 8-year-old boy was struck by a shot fired into a home in the 3200 block of Logan Avenue. He was taken a hospital with life-threatening injuries, but was upgraded to stable condition later.

“We are asking the community to please help us with these last two shootings,” said police spokesperson Sgt. Sofia Rosales-Scatena. “We need to continue to work together to put an end to this. Our detectives are working tirelessly on these shootings. Please come forward with any information you may have about these or any other shootings.”

In the wake of the violence, WANE 15 asked for a statement from Mayor Tom Henry. City spokesman John Perlich said Henry was “in meetings” and unavailable to comment but said the police department was keeping him “updated on the situations.”

Perlich added: “We encourage the community to come together to help put a stop to these senseless acts. We have full confidence in the men and women of the FWPD as they work on these cases.”

Anyone who knows anything about either situation is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (260)-436-STOP.

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