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FWPD seeking info on weekend of violence

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) - Police are asking the public for information following what they call one of the most violent holiday weekends to date.

All told, Fort Wayne Police responded to five shootings on the weekend of July 4th. Seven people were shot, including three juveniles.

One person died in the gunfire, one person suffered life-threatening injuries, and the others suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

A shooting Saturday night in the 1900 block of Drexel Avenue left a man with life-threatening injuries.

Near the intersection of South Anthony Blvd. and Colerick Street, those inside a vehicle flagged down police.

The shooting victim was in the backseat suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

Police said before officers could get there, people were starting to clean up the evidence.

Just past midnight Sunday, Fort Wayne Police were called out to a shooting at Corydon Court where there was a party of more than 100 young people.

Police said it appears that the homeowners were out of town.

One person was found shot in the chest. He died from his wounds.

Detectives said not a single person from that large crowd has come forward.

Officers are now asking residents in the area to hand over any surveillance video that might have captured what happened.

In another shooting incident, a young teenage girl standing on her porch was struck by a stray bullet.

Police also said a woman handing out food to homeless people on Wells Street was cut on her head Sunday night.

Detectives said there have been no arrests in connection to the tumultuous weekend.

Fort Wayne's NBC Reporter Corinne Rose will have more on this story Monday at 5 and 6 p.m.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department at (260) 427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-7867.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

Corinne Rose

Corinne Rose is a reporter for WPTA.

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