9 people hurt in early-morning Fort Wayne shooting

At least one person is in critical condition after a shooting in Fort Wayne on July 5, 2015 (photo courtesy:WANE)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Fort Wayne Police Department is investigating a shooting that left nine people injured on the city’s east side. Police were responding to a disturbance at about 1:15 a.m. Sunday morning in the area of the 1400 block of McCulloch Street. While on the way, they were told that multiple people were shot, according to Fort Wayne Police Department Officer Chris Felton. They found six victims suffering from apparent gun shot wounds.

One woman was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, but she was later upgraded to serious condition. Five other people were taken the hospital in good condition.

A short time later, three more people walked into a local hospital, Felton said. Two of them were in good condition while one man was in critical condition.

Felton said it appears that there was a party at a home in the area and a disturbance happened leading to the shooting. However, police still are unclear as to what exactly prompted the incident.

Police are interviewing witnesses and looking for evidence at the scene. Investigators don’t have any suspects or anyone in custody. Police said it’s too early to tell if the shooting is gang-related. Police also haven’t recovered any weapons.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department at (260) 427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-7867.

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