FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne police are investigating after a city police officer spotted gunfire from two vehicles driving on city’s northwest side early Friday morning.
Just before 3 a.m., the officer radioed for backup after observing gunshots near a minivan and car on North Clinton Street near Lima Road. The two vehicles were eventually stopped by several responding officers in separate locations.
The minivan was stopped at the Clinton Street and Spy Run Avenue split where officers conducted a search of the vehicle. Investigators said no guns were found inside the van and later determined the man hadn’t fired any shots.
The silver car was stopped on State Boulevard and Clinton Street. Officers located a handgun inside the vehicle and detained two people inside the car for questioning.
Investigators told NewsChannel 15 the three men may have been involved in a minor altercation at a local bar earlier in the night. The man from the van claimed he doesn’t know the other two men.
While at the scene, the two men detained by police had not admitted to shooting a gun. They were later taken to police headquarters for questioning. Investigators are expected to look at dash-cam video from the officer who initially saw the gunfire to see if they can gather any useful information. It’s believed the shots from the car were being fired upward through the car’s moonroof.
It is illegal to fire a gun within Fort Wayne city limits.
The identities of the three men have not been released by police.
As of 5 a.m., no arrests have been made.
No one was hurt by the gunfire and police said it didn’t appear anything was damaged along Clinton Street where the shots were fired.
The incident is under investigation.