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Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette
A house in the 800 block of Colerick Street has been roped off by Fort Wayne police.

At least 3 shot in school area

FORT WAYNE -- Police are on the scene of a shooting with at least three people injured near Weisser Park Elementary School.

Police said injuries to the three victims are not life-threatening.

Details from police were not available, but witnesses said the two victims involved looked to be teenagers.

One witness, who lives on John Street, said he heard four to five shots while inside his house, came outside to see three kids he described as between 12 and 14 years old, running toward Weisser Park where they converged with each other at the baseball diamond.

The witness, who did not want to give his name, said it was obvious they were together and that one of the kids was bleeding from his side.

“The kid said ‘I’ve been grazed,’ ” the witness said.

Another witness who lives on Colerick Street said she saw a different victim being taken out of a home at 815 Colerick St.

This victim looked to be about 18 years old, and was bleeding from the thigh area, said the woman, who also declined to give her name.

Krista Stockman, spokeswoman for Fort Wayne Community Schools, said even though there are no students at the Weisser Park school, the staff at work at the school has been put on heightened awareness and been told to not let anyone in or go out while police are investigating. The district's last day of school was Friday.

Investigators have no motive and are searching the area for weapons. None have been found yet.

Police used a police dog to scour the park and neighbors in the area were gathering.

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