Report: Man shot 3 times; listed in critical condition

Fort Wayne police investigating a shooting in the 4600 block of Evard Road Tues., Jan. 19, 2016.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A man was hospitalized Tuesday night after a shooting on the city’s northeast side.

Police were called around 10:15 p.m. to the 4600 block of Evard Road, near the intersection of Hadley Farm Road, on a report of shots fired in the area. According to a Fort Wayne Police report, callers to 911 reported hearing several shots ring out, some reporting 10-40 and at least one claiming upward of 60 shots fired.

When police arrived, they found a man lying on the garage floor, suffering from “significant blood loss” with a gunshot wound to his thigh and buttocks area, the report said.

Officers tried to identify the victim, but the report said he told them, “I don’t want to talk to you, just take me to the hospital.”

At the scene, police found several spent .223 caliber rounds in the driveway, the report said. NewsChannel 15’s Rod Hissong spotted at least ten shell casings in the driveway and bullet holes in the driver side window of a pickup truck.

At the hospital, the victim told investigators he did not know who was shooting at him because it was dark, and added he did not know why “anyone would want to shoot at him,” the report said.

Doctors said he’d been shot three times, one to the right forearm, one to the right thigh, and another to the left abdomen. Doctors listed him in critical condition, the report said, but said they expected him to survive.

Investigators are working to determine how many shots were fired and how many people were involved. No suspect information was available from police late Tuesday night.

The incident is under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 436-STOP or the Fort Wayne Police Department.

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