Police investigating two separate deaths in Fort Wayne

(WISH Photo, file/Marcus Collins)
(WISH Photo, file/Marcus Collins)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Two men are dead following two separate incidents on Friday evening, according to the Fort Wayne Police Department.

In a release to the media, police said a car arrived at about 5:51 p.m. outside St. Joseph Hospital’s Emergency Department. The driver asked the hospital staff to help the passenger inside the car. The staff found the man to be in critical condition and moved him inside the hospital for treatment. The driver fled the hospital when staff took the man inside. Shortly after arriving at the hospital, a physician pronounced him dead.

Police are also investigating the death of a man at about 6:13 p.m. Friday. Medics and officers were called to an apartment in the 1200 block of Michigan Avenue where a man was found unconscious. Medics transported the man to a local hospital in critical condition, but he was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Investigators are interviewing a witness that was inside the apartment on Michigan Avenue. The initial investigations show that the victims were acquaintances of one another, according to officials.

Detectives said there were no visible signs of trauma on the two men. They are not sure if the two deaths are related or if they are suspicious.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office will release the names of the victims and the causes of death. The Fort Wayne Police Department, Coroner’s Office and Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office are investigating the incidents.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at 436-7867.

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