FWPD: Woman critically hurt after apparent beating

October 19th, 2017- 2100 Eden Street, Villages of Hanna apartments, where a woman was found in a common hallway after being beaten.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne police are trying to find out what happened to a woman that was found unconscious in a hallway of a building at the Villages of Hanna apartments early Thursday morning.

Police were called around 3:45 a.m. after someone saw the woman. Officers arrived and found the woman was bleeding and in a common area hallway between several apartments, according to FWPD Spokesman Officer Jason Anthony.

Anthony said the woman was taken to a hospital in serious condition, but was downgraded to critical condition by hospital doctors. Anthony said the woman appeared to have been in some type of physical assault and suffered a head injury.

Detectives are looking for potential witnesses to determine what happened. Crime scene technicians were called to photograph and collect possible evidence. Police do not have any possible suspect information.

Police have not released the name of the woman or said if she’s a resident of the apartment complex located in the 2100 block of Eden Street.

The woman was found in the hallway of building 6B.

Earlier in the night Fort Wayne police were called around 2:20 a.m. after someone said they heard a gunshot. Police confirmed to NewsChannel 15 the call about the gunshot was made from the area the woman was found, but they do not know if it’s related.

Police said they didn’t find anything after the call of a gunshot around the complex.

A law enforcement source told NewsChannel 15 Overnight Reporter Rod Hissong the woman did not appear to have been shot.

Anyone with information is asked to call Fort Wayne police or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-STOP.

The incident is under investigation.