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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:00 am


Man brought to hospital; injury unclear

Journal Gazette

Police had few details Tuesday about a life-threatening-injury case that started with a person brought to St. Joseph Hospital shortly after 1 p.m., the Fort Wayne Police Department said in a statement.

Initial reports indicated the person suffered from a gunshot wound, but police said they didn't have confirmation that it was a gunshot injury.

“Details are very limited as of now,” according to a news release issued Tuesday afternoon.

Police described the victim as a male and said he was transferred to a trauma hospital.

Driver dies after crashing into Pettit Avenue home

Medics couldn't save the life of a driver whose vehicle crashed into a south-side home about 7 a.m. Tuesday, Fort Wayne police said in a news release.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known.

Emergency crews responding to the 200 block of West Pettit Avenue found a truck had run into the house's porch. The driver was unresponsive, and he was pronounced dead at a hospital despite life-saving efforts by firefighters and medics, police said.

The crash closed that block of Pettit for about two hours.