A drive-by shooting Saturday night on Warsaw Street left a boy in his early teens with a gunshot wound to his upper leg, Fort Wayne police said.
The boy was taken to a hospital in serious condition and was later downgraded to critical condition, said officer Jason Anthony, a police spokesman.
The boy and his friend were riding their bicycles south on Warsaw Street when a dark-colored car, also southbound, drove by. Someone inside the car fired multiple shots, and one hit the boy. The car was last seen going south on Warsaw, Anthony said.
About 9:50 p.m., officers and medics were dispatched to the corner of Warsaw and Boltz streets. The boy, whose name was not released, was conscious and talking before he was taken to the hospital, Anthony said.
The shooting happened in front of the Warsaw Street Baptist Church at 2901 Warsaw St. As police investigated the scene late Saturday, the victim’s bright orange dirt bike lay on the path to the church’s front entrance. Closer to the corner, a pair of shoes were strewn on the ground.
In the middle of Warsaw Street, five white markers flagged what appeared to shell casings. Anthony said neighbors reported hearing three to five shots.
Detectives had no suspects and did not know of a motive in the shooting. Police were interviewing the victim’s friend and others, Anthony said.