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Police release potential suspect vehicle linked to Sunday shooting

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POSSIBLE SUSPECT VEHICLE SHOOTING 2 9 2020
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - Fort Wayne Police are looking for a possible suspect vehicle that's linked to Sunday night's shooting.

Just before 8 p.m. Sunday, dispatchers received several calls about a woman with a gunshot wound who had walked into a Burger King in the 200 block of E. Pettit Avenue.

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Police said they found the woman who had been shot at least once in the face and was in critical condition.

Officers learned that three vehicles were involved in a crash prior to this at the intersection of Lafayette Street and Pettit Avenue, and found shell casings near the accident.

Within moments, police started receiving calls of a man in the area of Dolphin Drive who had been shot. Police believe he had been shot by someone before the crash and had driven to Dolphin Drive after the altercation.

Police later learned that the man had apparently been shot by someone in a white truck immediately before the crash, and the woman was shot moments later.

The man was left in serious condition.

Police do not think the two victims know each other and believe they were riding in separate vehicles.

Detectives believe the crash, victims and gunshots are all connected, however, police are still working to find out how.

On Monday, police released surveillance photos of a newer, white, full-size pickup with a sunroof.

Fort Wayne Police are asking anyone who has information on the vehicle to call detectives at 427-1201 or Crime Stoppers at 436-STOP.  

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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