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Former Luers standout is victim of fatal shooting

Marck Vachon was critically wounded.

FORT WAYNE -- The victim of a fatal shooting Sunday has been identified as a member of the Bishop Luers 2011 Class 2A state championship team.

His shooting was Fort Wayne's second fatal shooting in an Easter weekend that also included two critical-injury shootings.

Montez Antonio Brooks, 19, was taken shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday to Parkview Hospital at East State Boulevard and Randallia Drive, according to a written statement issued Monday by the Allen County Coroner's Office.

The victim was transferred to another hospital in critical condition and pronounced dead at 8 p.m., it said.

Brooks, known as Tez to his friends, was one of three players from Luers who earned All-State honors in 2011. The senior linebacker helped take the Knights to their third straight state championship.

Police said earlier that the victim or the people who brought him to Parkview Hospital told police the shooting occurred somewhere outside in south Fort Wayne, near Smith and Oxford streets. Police reported finding no evidence of a shooting in that area.

The other man who died this weekend was identified as Robert W. Kanyuh, 65, the coroner's office said. Kanyuh was shot Saturday morning.

In what was reported as a home invasion, a man came into Kanyuh's house in the 13600 block of Lafayette Center Road in southwest Allen County and shot him in the abdomen before leaving in a car, the sheriff's department said.

Emergency workers were called to the home at 11:38 a.m., and Kanyuh was transported in serious condition, the sheriff's department said. He died just after 10 that night at Lutheran Hospital, the coroner's office said.

On Saturday afternoon, a 19-year-old Fort Wayne man was shot and critically wounded near Weisser Park.

The Fort Wayne Police Department said Monday that Marcus Q. Bibbs, 19, was shot in the 3300 block of South Hanna Street. Investigators believe the victim was walking on a sidewalk when an armed man wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt ran from between houses and started firing.

This is the second time Bibbs has been shot. Fort Wayne police confirmed Monday that he was shot in the summer of 2012 at Eden Green Apartments. Police at the time said at least 12 shots were fired and that two teens were struck by bullets.

A fourth shooting this weekend happened in the lot of Early Birds Ultralounge, 4201 N. Wells St., as the north-side club was closing about 3 a.m. Sunday, police said.

During a fight in the lot, which involved several people, shots rang out. Soon afterward, a man with a gunshot wound arrived at a hospital in a private vehicle. He was in critical condition, police said.

Police on Monday identified the victim of that shooting as Marck J. Vachon, 22, of Fort Wayne.