1 man critically injured, 5 others hurt in separate weekend Fort Wayne shooting, stabbing incidents

A man was taken to a hospital in critical condition Sunday morning after he and three other men were reportedly injured in a stabbing during a large fight. Fort Wayne Police are also investigating an unrelated shooting that occurred Sunday morning in downtown Fort Wayne on The Landing.

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In the first incident, police officers were called at 12:42 a.m. Saturday to a report of a large fight in a parking lot in the 6800 block of South Hanna Street. While on the way, officers were told that a person had been stabbed. Officers arrived and found two in the parking lot, bot suffering from apparent stab wounds, and both in good condition.

A short time later, dispatchers received word that two other men suffering from apparent stab wounds had been taken to a local hospital by a private vehicle. One man was determined to be in critical condition, and the other was reported to be in good condition.

Police believe a large fight happened in the parking lot, leading to the victims being stabbed. Investigators were looking into the relationship among the victims. They had no suspect information; and no other injuries reported.

Detectives had witnesses at the scene and at the hospital who they were talking to about the crime. Anyone else with information is asked to contact police.

The incident remains under investigation by police and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.

In the other case, police responded at 2:52 a.m. Saturday to a report of gunfire at the intersection of West Columbia Street and South Harrison Street on The Landing.

While responding, officers were notified that a man suffering from gunshot wounds was down at the intersection. Officers found him and he was determined to be in serious condition. He was taken to a local hospital. While tending to this victim, officers were told of another man who’d been shot there and had been taken to a local hospital by a private vehicle. He was in good condition.

Investigators believe some sort of disturbance happened outside Columbia Street West bar, which led to gunshots being fired. Police didn’t know if the two men were the intended victims, were shooting at each other, or if some other scenario happened.

Police had no suspects and no other injuries were reported.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police.


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