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Police and fire

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    Debris and wreckage littered the highway Wednesday as a section of Airport Expressway was closed for the evening after a violent crash left one man dead at the end of a police pursuit.
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    The roads around Interstate 469 and Auburn Road have been cleared and reopened after a construction crew hit a gas line this morning, requiring patients and staff from two medical buildings to be evacuated for a time, Fort Wayne firefighters said.
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Store shopper shot, badly hurt on East Lewis

A man was shot and seriously wounded Wednesday night on Fort Wayne’s south side, police said.

Police were called to the TGFMobile store at 620 E. Lewis St. shortly after 7 p.m. When officers arrived at the business, a man was found with at least one gunshot wound, according to John Chambers, a city police spokesman.

The victim was taken to a hospital in serious condition.

Chambers said initial reports show that someone entered the store, shot the customer and fled in a vehicle.

No information about the shooter or the vehicle was available Wednesday, Chambers said.

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