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UPDATED: Police In Fort Wayne Investigating Sunday Night Shooting

(WOWO News)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO):  At approximately 9:18 P.M. Sunday, FWPD were called to the 300 block of West Wildwood Avenue where they located a male suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers rendered aid, while awaiting the arrival of medics, who later transported the male to a local hospital and pronounced him deceased on arrival. Witnesses provided suspect information, assisting K9 and Gang and Violent Crime Unit detectives in apprehending the suspect, a male juvenile in the 200 block of West Leith St. Names of both the victim and suspect have not yet been released as the incident remains under investigation.

The victim has since been identified as Yael Edu Esparza, 19, of Fort Wayne. His cause of death was ruled due to multiple gunshot wounds and his manner of death a homicide.

Esparza was the operator of a motor vehicle when an unknown person fired multiple shots at him.

The 16-year-old male juvenile that was apprehended is now being charged with murder.

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