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Fort Wayne Police investigate second 'critical' shooting

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 2:10 am

Fort Wayne Police are investigating a critical-injury shooting that occurred at 10:31 p.m. Wednesday, about 10 hours after another shooting left a man in critical condition.

In the latest case, police were called to the 2400 block of Juliette Avenue in response to a 911 hang up call received by dispatchers, according to a news release. There was a female heard yelling on the line and then the call was disconnected. On re-call the line went straight to voice mail. The address of the phone call was found by tracking the signal.

Officers were able to determine that someone was shot. There was a slight language barrier.

A man who was in his back yard was shot by an unknown suspect. He was categorized in serious condition at the scene. He was transported to a local hospital where he was later downgraded to critical condition. There were no other injuries reported at the scene. There was a K-9 track conducted that was terminated a short time later.

Police and detectives canvassed the area for potential evidence and information. Crime scene technicians processed the scene. All that is known at this time is that the suspect is a male.

This incident remains under investigation by the Police Department and the Allen County Prosecutor's Office.

Earlier in the day police had responded to shots fired on Lillie Street and were told a few minutes later that a victim had driven himself to the Rudisill Boulevard fire station. Medics treated him and he was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. The man who shot him left on foot.