1 dead, 3 injured at strip club Photo may show suspect in shooting at Bleu Diamond Showclub on Lima Road.
Fort Wayne Police released a surveillance photo of a possible suspect after a “gentleman’s club” became a field of fire early Sunday morning, leaving one man dead, two other people in critical condition and a fourth in serious condition.
Fort Wayne Police were dispatched to the Bleu Diamond Showclub, 9439 Lima Road, at 3:52 a.m. after several 911 calls reported that gunshots had been fired inside the club, with callers reporting that at least one shooting victim was inside.
Police officers found a man inside with what appeared to be a gunshot wound. He was unresponsive, and paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene of the shooting.
While police began investigating the shooting at the Bleu Diamond, dispatch received calls from two local hospitals indicating additional shooting victims just arrived at their emergency rooms. Those people – police did not say whether they were men or women or provide other information about them – confirmed they were shot at the Bleu Diamond Showclub and arrived at the hospital via private conveyance.
A total of three additional shooting victims arrived at local hospitals.
A doctor determined that two of them were in critical condition and immediately had them moved to other local hospitals for treatment. The third victim was determined to be in serious condition by a physician and remained at that hospital for medical treatment. In the hours after the shootings, detectives were interviewing witnesses who were inside the club when the shooting occurred.
It is unknown at this time if the club has surveillance video that will assist detectives in identifying the shooter or shooters. Crime scene technicians are processing the scene and collecting evidence.
On Sunday afternoon police released a black-and-white image of a man they said was a possible suspect.
The Allen County Coroner’s Office will release the dead man’s identity, along with the cause and manner of his death. <br>
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Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department at 427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at 436-7867. These shootings remain under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.