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Residents react to gas station shooting that left one dead, two injured

Residents in the area of Hanna and McKinnie are wondering when the violence will end.

Posted: Jan 14, 2018 5:55 PM
Updated: Jan 15, 2018 10:57 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- The gas station shooting that left one person dead and injured two others Sunday morning has residents on the city's south side wondering when the violence will end.

Wanda Berry said she heard the gunshots, and she wasn't afraid.

"I been hearing them around here all the time, sometimes 4:00 in the morning, especially on Weisser Park," Berry said.

The shots Berry heard rang out just before 1 a.m. at the Sunoco gas station down the street from her home. When police arrived they found a juvenile female shot and in serious condition. Police believe she ran inside to get help after a disturbance in the parking lot.

Outside, police also found a woman in a car suffering from a gunshot wound. She was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Minutes later a man called them from the 4500 block of Monroe Street. He was also shot at the gas station.

"People that's able to get the guns and sell them to the young kids, all they looking at is the money. They don't care who gets hurt," Berry said.

Residents in the area want the violence to stop, and are wondering who would do this.

"I hope everybody can just be cool, man. Stop the violence, man. It's not safe to just be riding around with guns," said Calvin Jones.

Jones said he was asleep during the shooting, but heard about it Sunday morning.

"When I first heard it I was just like, 'It's just so sad that the city is out here tripping about nothing,'" Jones said.

Wanda Berry said there's only one way to stop violence in Fort Wayne.

"These young kids don't need no guns. They need the good Lord's word," she said.

This incident is still under investigation. If you know anything about it you're urged to contact police.

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