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Police and fire

  • Apartment residents flee smoke
    A fire smoked out some residents from their apartments and sent one person to a hospital early Tuesday. The Fort Wayne Fire Department was called about 5:10 a.m.
  • Northbound I-69 reopens in DeKalb after crash
    Northbound Interstate 69 in DeKalb County has reopened after a three-car crash closed both lanes this afternoon, Indiana State Police said.
  • Police warn of potential phone scam
    Someone is calling Kendallville residents and telling them they have won money or a new car. Kendallville police say it’s a potential scam.

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.