Fatal shooting reported behind Northcrest Shopping Center in Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne Police responded to a report of a shooting at 4917 Northcrest Drive on Tuesday afternoon. Medics declared a man there dead. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of News-Sentinel.com)

One person is dead after a possible shooting at the Northcrest Apartments behind Northcrest Shopping Center in Fort Wayne on Tuesday afternoon.

Fort Wayne Police received a call a little after 4 p.m. Tuesday from a man who said he found his friend bleeding in an apartment at 4917 Northcrest Drive and believed the friend had been shot.

According to Mark Bieker, police spokesman, medics declared the man dead at the scene. Police are asking anyone who might have information related to the incident to call the police department’s Detective Bureau at 260-427-1201 or Crime Stoppers at 260-436-7867.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office is expected to release the victim’s identity and cause of death after an autopsy.