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Young Woman Killed In South Side Shooting


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO):  A young female victim has died after a Saturday night shooting. 

Just before midnight at 11:58 p.m., officers were called to a reported shooting at the 2500 block of Schaper Dr., a block north of Village Woods Jr. High School on the cities south side.  Police found a juvenile female laying in the street, appearing to be in critical condition.  They began CPR until medics arrived.  She was transported to the hospital and later pronounced dead.

Investigators say people were gathered at a home nearby and two rival groups began shooting at each other.  The female victim, identified as 17-year-old Alonna Allison, ran out to “take over” and was shot.  Suspects then were seen feeling the scene in an older blue Dodge Durango.

Police are trying to figure out if the groups knew each other and what led to the shooting, as well as how many people were involved.  They did find several shell casings and bullet holes in several vehicles in the area.  They are also unsure if the victim has any relation to the shooting suspects.  

Alonna was a junior at Concordia Lutheran High School.  They released a statement on Facebook:

We are deeply saddened at the death of one of our students, junior Alonna Allison.

While she had only been with us a few short weeks, she was a treasured member of the Concordia family. She was a member of the basketball team, and her smile warmed the hallways. She will be missed.

In conversation with local authorities, we have been assured that Alonna was an innocent bystander in this incident.

Along with our own guidance counselors and our campus pastors, we have counselors from Lutheran Social Services and local pastors on hand today and throughout the week for students or faculty or staff who need support.

Our hearts and prayers go out to Alonna's family in this difficult time.


A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family.  
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers.  

 

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