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Neighbors anxious after teen shot at SE side apartment

Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 5:22 PM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - City police are interested in getting tips from witnesses or anyone else who might know something about a shooting Monday evening where a teenager who answered a knock at the door was hit by gunfire. A 16-year old boy was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after the shooting at an apartment unit in the 5900 block of Bunt Drive.

A front window is now boarded up where that shooting took place around dusk on Monday. Investigators at last report were not certain if more than one person was involved in the crime. We talked to a man who lives closeby who heard a series of gunshots.

He didn’t want his identity revealed. The man said neighbors shared that the suspect barged into a unit where a young girl was home at the time.

“He walked into the person’s house and said, where is such and such. She said he lives next door. The guy went next door, knocked on the door and when they opened the door, he started shooting,” the man said.

Andrea Massey, who lives across the street from the shooting scene, recalls about a year ago a woman was stabbed in the rear of the same complex and went door to door pleading for help.

“It makes me want to move honestly, I’m ready to get out of here. It’s not the first time something crazy has happened,” Massey said.

Police say the suspect took off on foot after the shooting. You can get information about the shooting to the Fort Wayne Police Detective Bureau at 427-1201, or contact Crimestoppers through the P3 Tips App.

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