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FWPD: Three recent shootings are all linked

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8-year-old Jamar Davis was shot through his bedroom window on Logan Ave. on Jan. 12, 2020.
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A 13-year-old boy was hurt after someone shot through a home in the 3800 block of Euclid Ave. on Jan. 14, 2020.
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Someone fired shots into a home in the 3400 block of Senate Avenue, claiming the life of Than Kahn Kai.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - Fort Wayne Police detectives believe a rash of shootings into homes on the southeast side are all connected.

Shootings at Logan Avenue, Euclid Avenue, and Senate Avenue are all linked, detectives believe.

In two of these shootings, children were hurt. And in the other, a man died from his wounds.

On Sunday, Jan. 12, someone fired six shots into the bedroom of 8-year-old Jamar Davis.

One round hit him in the chest, but he is expected to survive.

On Monday, Jan. 13, a 13-year-old boy answered a knock at the front door of his home in the 3800 block of Euclid Avenue, a few doors down from Irwin Elementary school, and was greeted by a spray of gunfire.

Hit more than once, he was rushed to the hospital in serious condition.

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Then on Monday, Jan. 20, Fort Wayne police said someone shot through a home in the 3400 block of Senate Avenue and struck 49-year-old Than Kahn Kai.

He died from his wounds.

Fort Wayne Police said all three shootings are connected, and they have persons of interest connected to the cases.

Despite that fact, police are asking the community for additional help.

Fort Wayne Police stress if you have any information, no matter how small you think it is, you're urged to call detectives at 427-1201.

"These acts of violence are not acceptable and are not what we should accept as normal. Come forward and help us stop this," Sgt. Sofia Rosales-Scatena said in an emailed statement.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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