Woman Pulled Off Bus & Fatally Shot On City's SE Side (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

By Nina Settappa

March 20, 2013 Updated Nov 8, 2013 at 12:28 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - Fort Wayne police are investigating a fatal shooting on the South East side of town.

The shooting took place near the intersection of Reed and East Pettit Avenue. An adult female was pronounced dead at the scene.

Preliminary reports indicate that the victim was a passenger on a Citilink bus and that the perpetrator was on this bus as well. Witnesses told police, that the perpetrator pulled the victim off of the bus and then shot her. He then fled the scene on foot.

Police reports indicate that the victim knew the perpetrator before the shooting.

A K-9 unit tracked the suspect to an area in the 4700 block of Winter Street.

Several witnesses are being interviewed, including those on the Citilink bus which appeared to be headed to IPFW and other residents in the area.

Children were also waiting for the bus in the area and may have witnessed the shooting.

Ravenscroft Beauty College closed down after the shooting this morning and told 21Alive that the victim of the shooting was a student there. They were not told to close by the police but elected to on their own.

This is the 11th victim of either homicide or murder in 2013.

We will continue with the latest updates.




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