FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — The Fort Wayne Police Department says a boy was wounded Monday afternoon during a shooting on the city's north side.
Officers responded to the 1500 block of Sherman Boulevard near the intersection of Spring Street just before 4:30 p.m.
Neighbor William Bunch says he and his son-in-law helped the victim as he ran from the shooter.
Bunch says, "I was laying on the couch sleeping, then I heard three gunshots. We came out here and the kid was over in the yard across the street trying to jump over the fence. My son in law asked him if he was alright and the kid said 'no, I just got shot, call 911.'"
Officer Mark Bieker with the Fort Wayne Police Department says the boy was taken to the hospital shortly after 4:45 p.m. Monday.
"We did locate a juvenile male victim lying on the ground suffering apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening wounds."
Beiker says the boy was bleeding so much that they couldn't tell where he was shot.
"There was a large amount of blood so we're not sure. We were more concerned about obviously at that time, we were trying to stop some of the bleedings and we wanted to protect the scene just in case.", says Beiker.
Police are now asking for the community's help to find whoever is responsible for this shooting.
"If anybody has seen or heard anything and are afraid to contact the police..they can contact us or even the crime stoppers."
Anyone with any information is asked to contact detectives at (260) 427-1201 or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-STOP.