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Gunfire captured on home security camera; man seriously hurt

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – No one wants to hear a series of gunshots right where they live.

A home security camera captured the sound of more than a dozen gunshots being fired on a street in a southside neighborhood late Wednesday.

Those shots caused serious injuries for one victim, and left neighbors anxious about getting an arrest.

Police showed up after 11 pm Wednesday, in the 4500 block of Kenilworth Street, not far from Southgate Shopping Center.

They met with a homeowner, who said her son Marquaylon Johnson was inside her home and had been shot.

When officers entered, Johnson was lying on the living room floor on his stomach, his clothes soaked with blood, suffering from two to three bullet wounds to his thigh and backside.

Johnson and other family didn’t have a lot of answers.

“They really didn’t get a look at the shooter, from what we understand,” said FWPD officer Sofia Rosales-Scatena.

There were bullet holes in the front door of the home.

One neighbor told us the shooting happened as Johnson and other family were walking up after getting out of a car.

He told us three people ran from the scene after the shots were fired.

The incident is frustrating for police.

“People have no due regard for any type of human life. There was a young child inside that house, sleeping,” said Rosales-Scatena.

Tuesday afternoon, in broad daylight, two people approached a home on Pittsburg Street on the eastside before multiple gunshots were fired into the house.

32-year old Singh Gagandeep was critically hurt.

“Very, very scary and crazy too. Just pull up and start shooting, that is crazy,” said Christopher LeShore, who lives across the street from where the shooting took place.

Bullets also went into the house next door, where a mother and small child were present.

“People get scared, and it’s understandable, so that’s why we ask for their assistance in these kinds of incidents, because it’s really hard to see who is outside shooting at your house, when you’re trying to duck for cover,” said officer Rosales-Scatena.

The mother of Marquaylon Johnson told us her son should be okay, but that he faced surgery to deal with his bullet wounds.

At the time of this report, police did not indicate they had any good leads on either shooting investigation.

Jeff Neumeyer

Jeff Neumeyer is a reporter for WPTA.

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