The Fort Wayne Police Department has released more information about separate shootings Thursday evening that left two people dead.
The first incident was reported to emergency dispatchers at around 6:50 p.m., according to a news release from the police department. A woman reportedly told dispatchers that a person had been shot, and officers went to the 3700 block of Bowser Avenue to investigate.
Officers found a man down in the yard on the south side of the home at 3717 Bowser, according to the release. The man appeared to have been shot; medics declared him dead at the scene.
A preliminary investigation indicates that the man, who a news release said was 20 years old, was visiting acquaintances at a home. The man was fired upon while waiting outside, according to a news release.
Investigators were told a man was spotted running away from the area and a vehicle was seen leaving the area shortly after, but no specific information has been received about a suspect, the release said.
The man's identity has not been released, and no arrest has been made in the incident.
The second fatal shooting was reported to emergency dispatchers around 9:12 p.m., the police department said. Officers were dispatched to 1502 Gardendale Ave. to investigate and were directed inside the home at that location when they arrived, according to a news release.
Once inside the residence, officers found a man who appeared to have been shot and who was unconscious and unresponsive, according to the release. Medical personnel who responded to the scene declared the man deceased, while a witness told officers that a man was seen running west, away from the home, around the time of the suspected shooting, the release said.
A preliminary investigation indicates the man, who a news release said was 23 years old, was in a vehicle outside the home when another man approached.
The release said the man inside the vehicle the fled into the home on Gardendale Avenue, with the other person following closely. Investigators were told that the sound of gunfire was then heard and a man was then seen fleeing from the home.
If the two shootings are ruled homicides, they would be the 12th and 13th in Allen County this year and the third since Saturday evening.
The incidents remain under investigation by the police department, the Allen County Coroner's Office and the Allen County Prosecutor's Office.