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Fort Wayne shooting victims ID'd

FORT WAYNE -- Two Fort Wayne young people shot in broad daylight near an elementary school late Tuesday afternoon have been identified.

The Fort Wayne Police Department said James E. Starts III, 19, and Lashire M. Collins, 15, were found shot shortly before 5 p.m. on Smith Street.

Their current conditions were not available Wednesday morning, the police said.

Starts was in critical condition Tuesday evening and Collins was in fair condition, according to an earlier story.