17-Year-Old Shooting Victim Identified

FORT WAYNE, Ind (WOWO): Elijah Freeman of Fort Wayne died after shots were fired on Hugh Street yesterday.

The 17-year-old is the 15th homicide in Fort Wayne and Allen County this year.

As of right now, the shooting is still being investigated.

Fort Wayne Police Chief Rusty York says he believes the victim of the city’s latest shooting might have known the individuals who killed him.


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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) _ Fort Wayne’s police chief says investigators have a suspect they’re looking for in the latest in a rash of shootings to hit the city.
  Chief Rusty York says his has officers who are familiar with the suspect and several officers were searching for him Wednesday afternoon hours after the midday shooting.
  Police say a 17-year-old youth died after two men chased him down an alley and fired six or seven shots at him. He died at the scene in the backyard of a home.
  York says the shooting was related to gangs and drugs.
  Five shootings in Fort Wayne and surrounding Allen County over Easter weekend left two people dead, two critically injured and another in fair condition.