2 shot, 1 killed in car early Monday

A police car sits near the driveway where two people were found shot in a car.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) One person was killed and another critically hurt in a double shooting inside a car early Monday morning.

The shooting took place in the 4900 block of Mt. Vernon Pk. Drive, near Bowser Avenue, around 1 a.m. Monday.

Police at the scene told NewsChannel 15, officers found two victims in a car parked in a driveway of a home on Mt. Vernon Pk. One man was pronounced dead at the scene. The other man – 48-year-old Scott Dwayne Lovellette – was taken to a hospital critically hurt but was later upgraded to serious condition.

The deceased man has been identified by the Allen County Coroner’s Office as Michael Joseph Pitchford Jr., 52, of Fort Wayne.  An autopsy determined Pitchford died of gunshot wounds and his death has been ruled a homicide.

A police car sits near the driveway where two people were found shot in a car.

Police were unable to get a suspect description from the 911 caller.

A K9 officer was brought into search, but could not find the suspect. No arrests have been made.

Detectives were at the scene for several hours, talking with neighbors and collecting evidence. The incident remains under investigation.