UPDATED: 15-year-old boy shot, killed; victim identified

A 15-year-old boy is dead following a shooting Wednesday night.

At approximately 7:07 p.m. Fort Wayne Police responded to the 2800 block of Euclid Avenue reference a shooting. Officers arrived and located the victim lying in the alley between Euclid and Central Drive. The victim was unresponsive and appeared to be suffering from apparent gunshot wound(s). Paramedics transported him to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, but he later died.

The Allen County Coroner’s office has identified the victim as Eric Ray McDonnell Jr. The cause of death has been determined to be a gunshot wound, making McDonnell the fifth homicide in Allen County for 2020.

The incident remains under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department at (260) 427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-7867.vestigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.


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