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Allen County coroner ID’s Thursday shooting victim

Fort Wayne Police were at the scene of a fatal shooting in the 1600 block of Howell Street.
Fort Wayne Police were at the scene of a fatal shooting in the 1600 block of Howell Street.(Fort Wayne's NBC)
Published: Dec. 17, 2021 at 9:22 AM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - The victim in Thursday morning’s shooting in the 1600 block of Richardson Street has been identified by the Allen County coroner’s office.

Shortly after midnight Thursday, Fort Wayne police found Tyler L. Ondersma, 24, from Fort Wayne, on the front porch of the home, suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds, police said. Witnesses told police Ondersma had been shot in the 1600 block of Howell Street and went to a home on Richardson Street. Ondersma was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

Ondersma died from multiple gunshot wounds, the coroner’s office said, after an autopsy. His manner of death has been ruled a homicide by the coroner’s office. Ondersma is the 45th homicide in Allen County this year. The incident is under investigation.

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