Piere's Nightclub Shooting Puts Three in the Hospital

By Peter Ambrose
By Scott Sarvay

October 21, 2011 Updated Oct 21, 2011 at 4:25 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Police are investigating a shooting which put three people in the hospital.

The incident happened outside the Piere's Night Club at the Marketplace of Canterbury around 3 AM Friday morning.

Police were called to the scene and directed to a male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound and was transported to a local hospital.

A short time later two other male victims arrived at a local hospital suffering from apparent gunshot wounds who were also at or around Pierre’s Night Club at the time of the incident.

Preliminary investigation indicates that there was a disturbance between the parties involved prior to the gunfire.

Three arrests were made through the course of the investigation on individuals involved, but on un-related charges to this incident. The individuals arrested based on Probable Cause Affidavits that were on file are following. The first two subjects were also victims, the last subjected listed was a witness to this incident.

Dytrell Allen, 20, Charged with Aggravated Battery from an incident on October 7th, Henry Purifoy, III., 20, Charged with Robbery from an incident on October 17, and Sir Thomas Billingsley, 18, Charged with Criminal Recklessness and Aggravated Battering from an incident on October 17th.

The three victims with gun shot wounds were last listed in fair conditions.

There are several other witnesses that are of police interested but no arrests have been made regarding the incident.

Police say they know who they're looking for but have not arrested anyone yet.




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