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  • Mike Moore | The Journal Gazette Police investigate a shooting Sunday on Chestnut Street.

Monday, April 16, 2018 1:00 am

Shooting puts 2 boys in hospital

In critical, serious condition; no word about suspect

ASHLEY SLOBODA | The Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne police are investigating a southeast side shooting that injured two boys – one critically – before sunrise Sunday.

Police have released few details about the shooting, which brought officers to the 2700 block of Chestnut Street about 6:50 a.m., according to a news release from the Fort Wayne Police Department. When officers arrived, they found two boys suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, police said.

Paramedics began emergency care on the boys before both boys were taken to a hospital, where they were listed in serious and critical condition, police said. Their names were not released.

Police, who checked the area for witnesses and gathered evidence Sunday, have not released information about a suspect. No updates were available late Sunday afternoon.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call city police at 427-1201 or Crime Stoppers at 436-7867.