FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Investigators are still working to figure out why a woman was shot and killed early Sunday evening in Fort Wayne.
Just after 6:45 p.m. Sunday, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a home at the 1800 block of Eileen Street after dispatchers said they received a 911 call from a woman claiming she was shot.
According to a probable cause affidavit, the victim, identified as 20-year-old Shelby Vonholdt allegedly told police that 22-year-old Valerie Rose Hardiek was the one who shot her when they asked.
Detectives say after viewing a security camera from a nearby house they hear roughly four gunshots come from the home the shooting took place at.
Then a silver Chevrolet Impala registered to Hardiek drove away from the home.
Detectives said the shell cases they gathered from the crime scene "had similar markings" as the ammunition that was in the gun she allegedly was in possession of during her arrest in Van Wert County, Ohio on Monday for a separate incident.
The victim was pronounced dead at Lutheran Hospital just after 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Detectives are still looking for a motive in this shooting.
Hardiek is facing a preliminary murder charge in Fort Wayne and is currently being held in a Van Wert jail on assault and aggravated menacing charges.
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