The Journal Gazette
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 1:00 am

Boy struck in home by shot 'doing well'

ASHLEY SLOBODA | The Journal Gazette

The boy who suffered life-threatening injuries from a weekend shooting is recovering, the Fort Wayne Police Department said Monday.

“We are extremely happy that the child is doing well,” spokeswoman Sgt. Sofia Rosales-Scatena said in a statement.

The 8-year-old was badly injured about 2 a.m. Sunday after a gun was fired from outside a home in the 3200 block of Logan Avenue in southeast Fort Wayne. The boy was inside the home and was struck around his shoulder and chest, police have said.

A hospital physician initially described the boy's wounds as life-threatening.

The boy's improvement to stable condition doesn't lessen the seriousness of the shooting, Rosales-Scatena said.

“This type of incident should never be a community standard which we accept as commonplace,” she said.

Police are investigating the shooting and would appreciate help from the community, Rosales-Scatena added. Those with information may call police at 260-427-1201 or Crime Stoppers at 260-436-7867.

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