Woman, 5-year-old boy shot inside home

February 17, 2019

A woman and a 5-year-old boy were shot and critically injured inside a Southpark Drive residence this morning, Fort Wayne police said.

City police said they were called at about 11:15 a.m. to the 4500 block of Southpark in reference to a shooting, and found a woman and the boy with single gunshot wounds inside a residence.

Paramedics took the victims to a local hospital in serious condition, but both were downgraded to critical condition there by a doctor, police said in a statement.

It said the shootings may have been accidental, and detectives are interviewing witnesses who were inside the residence when they occurred.

The incident remains under investigation by city police and the Allen County prosecutor’s office.