Man dies hours after apparent shooting in Fort Wayne early Thursday morning

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A man died Thursday morning after being critically injured from an apparent shooting, according to the Fort Wayne Police Department.

Officers responded to an area in the 4500 block of Monroe Street around 3 a.m. after multiple 911 callers reported hearing gunshots.

An officer found a man in an alley near Monroe and East Sherwood Terrace.

FWPD Spokesman Officer Chris Felton said the man appeared to have been shot. The victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition and passed away just after 5 a.m.

Felton said the victim appeared to be in his late-teens or early twenties. Officers did find shell casings in the alley, but it’s unclear if they’re connected to the incident.

Investigators were working to confirm the man’s identity and more information will be released following an autopsy by the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

FWPD detectives were interviewing residents in the area and trying to find any potential witnesses.

Police do not have any suspects, however anyone with information is asked to call the police department or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-STOP.

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