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Shots into Smith home leave 1 dead

March 28, 2019

A 23-year-old Fort Wayne man has died after shots were fired into a south-side home, authorities said Wednesday.

The Allen County coroner identified the victim as Felton Oneil Walker.

His death from multiple gunshot wounds is the fourth homicide in the county this year, the coroner said.

Police said they were called to a home in the 4400 block of Smith Street about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday after gunfire was heard. A caller reported someone had been shot.

Walker was taken to a hospital in critical condition and died. Police said they believe the shots came from outside the house.

It’s the second time in less than a week that bullets shot in to a home wounded or killed someone.

About 1:30 a.m. Friday, a couple, ages 29 and 31, were shot as they lay in bed in a home in the 4500 block of Gaywood Drive.

Upon last report, the man was in serious condition and the woman was in critical condition.

Anyone with any information about either shooting is asked to the call police at 427-1222. 

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