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Fort Wayne Police Department officers responding early Aug. 28 to reports of gunshots being fired found a male victim dead.

A caller told dispatch at 4:10 a.m. of hearing about five gunshots being fired, according to an FWPD news release from Officer Jason Anthony.

While canvassing the area, officers found a male victim lying near the 1000 block of Ridgewood off Parnell Avenue near Johnny Appleseed Park. Officers saw he was suffering from several gunshot wounds.

Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office is expected to release the victim's identity along with the cause and manner of death after an autopsy is performed.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department at 260-427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at 260-436-7867.

This incident remains under investigation by the FWPD, the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and the coroner’s office.

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