2 hospitalized in Gay Street shootings after funeral, Fort Wayne Police report

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Fort Wayne Police found two people who were shot Tuesday afternoon in a Gay Street home after a group left a funeral.

Officers responding to a report of shots fired were told of two gunshot victims in a home in the 2900 block of Gay Street.

According to police reports, the following occurred:

Police found one male victim lying on a couch. He had a bullet wound in his left leg. The other victim was shot in the right arm and the right leg. They were both taken to a hospital by ambulance.

Officers found about a half-dozen other men in the home. Police were told that one of the victims and the group of males had left a funeral when a “bunch of dudes” started to shoot at the car that the victim was in.

They were told the victim did not know the shooters, who were possibly in a maroon-colored Saturn. Police had a license plate number.

One of the officers outside the home saw a red Impala drive southbound on Gay. It parked and the people inside it got out and went to the scene.

Police saw weapons on the seat of the Impala and after speaking to its owner, police determined the vehicle was part of the crime scene.