3 injured in noontime drive-by shooting, Fort Wayne Police say

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Three people were taken to a hospital after being shot in a parked car at noon Wednesday, according to Fort Wayne Police.

An off-duty Fort Wayne Police Department officer was flagged down in the area of Rudisill Boulevard and Lafayette Street where someone in a Chevrolet Camaro said three victims of a shooting were in the car, according to police spokesman Michael Joyner. A female and two male victims suffering from gunshot wounds were in the vehicle, while a fourth person in the Camaro was uninjured.

All three victims were last reported in serious but stable condition, according to Joyner.

Police investigators believe the Camaro was parked in front of 4415 Harrison St. when a vehicle pulled up next to the Camaro and shot several times into the vehicle, according to Joyner. The Camaro drove from that location to where the off-duty officers was.

No motive nor suspect information is available at this time, according to Joyner.

Harrison Hill Elementary School, 355 S. Cornell Circle, close by was on lockout – where no one is allowed to enter or leave the building – from noon to 2 p.m. during the shooting investigation as a safety precaution. South Side High School, 3601 S. Calhoun St., was also on lockout during that time.

It was the third shooting investigation, involving six victims, that occurred within 13 hours in the city.

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-Kevin Kilbane of News-Sentinel.com contributed to this story.

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