Victim dies after double shooting outside Fort Wayne nightclub

(WANE photo)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – One of the two men who were injured in a shooting early Sunday near the Marketplace of Canterbury has died. He was pronounced dead at a hospital around 3:30 a.m. Preliminary autopsy findings showed the cause of death was from a gunshot wound, and at this time the manner of death has been ruled a homicide, according to the Allen County Coroner.

The Fort Wayne Police Department responded in the 5600 block of St. Joe Road around 3 a.m. Two men were injured in a parking lot as hundreds were leaving a nightclub, according to police spokesperson Chris Felton, according to 24-Hour News 8’s sister station WANE-TV.

Police officers working security were breaking up a small fight as the club closed. Felton said, moments later officers heard gunshots in the crowd. They found two men suffering from gunshot wounds.

Two people were shot early Sunday morning in the 5600 block of St. Joe Road.
Two people were shot early Sunday morning in the 5600 block of St. Joe Road. (WANE Photo)

The victims were taken to a hospital in critical condition and good condition. The name of the man who died will be released at a later time.

Police are looking into the relationship of the victims. Investigators don’t know if the victims were involved in any of the fights. Police don’t have any suspect descriptions or information. Officers are interviewing witnesses and looking into any possible surveillance videos from surrounding areas.

This is the third homicide ruling by the Allen County Coroner in 2015.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department at (260) 427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-7867. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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