‘Accidental’ shooting in downtown Fort Wayne neighborhood leaves 1 man with life-threatening injuries

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Fort Wayne Police Department is investigating what initial reports indicate was an accidental shooting.

Police were called to the 800 block of Prospect Avenue on reports of a shooting at 8:59 a.m. There, an adult male was found inside of a vehicle suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

The victim was taken to the hospital in serious condition. His condition was downgraded to life-threatening upon arrival.

Detectives are still interviewing witnesses and processing the scene however initial reports indicate that the shooting was accidental.

This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Anyone with information is asked to call the FWPD at (260) 427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-7867.

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