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Police investigating fatal shooting

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — UPDATE: The Allen County Coroner has identified the victim in the Abbott St. shooting.

The victim has been identified as 19-year-old Diquan Q. Meriwether.

His death marks the 2nd homicide in Allen County so far this year.

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One person is dead following a shooting police believe happened on the southeast side of town.

Police were called to the 4200 block of Roseview Road in Woodview Manor Apartments about reports of a man suffering from a gunshot wound.

Police tell Fort Wayne's NBC they believe the shooting actually happened in the area of Abbott and Pontiac, where the victim was meeting up with someone about money and was shot. 

The victim was with another person who tried to drive him to the hospital, and they stopped at Woodview Manor Apartments to pick up a friend or family member before continuing to the hospital. 

They then stopped at Vance Avenue and Santa Lisa Court where the victim was taken to the hospital in an ambulance where he was pronounced dead.

We have a crew at the scene and will update this story as soon as more information is available.

Jazlynn Bebout

Jazlynn Bebout is the Assignment Desk Editor and Digital Editor at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @jazlynnsb

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