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Within two days, two different shootings leave two boys hurt; council member addresses violence

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) - Within two days, two different shootings left two boys hurt. A council member addressed the gun violence.

Early Sunday morning, police said gunshots were fired from outside and struck an 8-year-old boy, sleeping inside his home located on Logan Avenue in Fort Wayne.

Doctors said the boy suffered life-threatening injuries, however, the boy's mother said he's much better and can sit up for a bit.

Late Monday night, a similar situation happened.

Police said gunshots were fired from outside and struck a 13-year-old boy inside a home located in the 3800 block of Euclid Avenue in Fort Wayne.

Euclid Avenue Shooting

SHOOTING: police say a shooting leaves one boy seriously hurt on Monday night. Officers responded to the 3800 block of Euclid Avenue in Fort Wayne. This is near the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Oxford Street. Officers on scene say gunshots were fired from outside and struck the boy inside a house. Police say two other people were inside the home at the time. If you have any information that may help police with their investigation, please call Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-STOP.

Louie Tran - Fort Wayne's NBC 发布于 2020年1月13日周一

Officers said the boy heard someone knocking on his front door. When the boy answered the door, police said gunshots were fired and several bullets struck the boy.

The boy suffered serious injuries.

"It kind of hurts a little bit to know someone shot a 13-year old," Anthony Newsome, a neighbor said.

FORT WAYNE CITY COUNCIL: the Fort Wayne City Council meeting is underway. The meeting began at 5:30 P.M. and is located at Citizen Square in Room 35 Garden Level.To see items that are being discussed at tonight’s meeting, click below: https://www.cityoffortwayne.org/city-council-documents.html

Louie Tran - Fort Wayne's NBC 发布于 2020年1月14日周二

A few neighbors said the two incidents concerns them and makes them worry for their family's safety. A few people took their concerns to City Council's meeting on Tuesday night.

Councilwoman Sharon Tucker now represents the 6th District where both shootings happened.

Tucker said the gun violence in her area is a key issue and that police need help from neighbors to come forward to help solve these cases.

"Gun violence is one of the things that challenges my district more than any other districts so I would like to see for us to rally together," Tucker said.

Tucker told Fort Wayne's NBC that she knows what her district can become.

"This is not the 6th district," said Tucker. "This is not who we want to be. I just encourage people to, if you see something talk."

If you have any information that may help police with their investigation, please call Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-STOP.

Detectives said they are also looking for Ring doorbell footage. Officers said an email from Ring will be sent to customers living near the second shooting. The email will ask people to share footage with police.

Louie Tran

Louie Tran is a multimedia journalist for WPTA.

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