Four dead in shooting on West Cook Road

The Allen County Sheriff's Department is investigating what led to the deaths of four people inside a home on Nov. 29, 2021.
Published: Nov. 29, 2021 at 9:15 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 30, 2021 at 12:00 AM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - Four people were killed in a home on West Cook Road Monday night.

Police first responded to the ranch-style home near O’Day road around 9:00 pm after they received calls of shots fired inside a house. Heavily armed officers arrived unsure of what they would find. Sources close to the case confirmed to ABC21 that the victims had been shot to death -- something officials later stated as part of a briefing on the situation. As of Monday night, it was unclear if the shooter was among them.

Police processed a house in which four people were killed in a shooting
Police processed a house in which four people were killed in a shooting(WPTA)

The modest home was decorated for Christmas, with a lighted tree visible through the front window. Holiday bows were placed on the front door. Several cars were in the driveway. Officers stood guard on the small porch.

One neighbor told WPTA that he worried for others living on the rural road.

“It is very shocking to us,” he said. “We have a lot of friends who live down through there so your first instinct is, is it someone you know? We’ve had a lot of people call and ask us if we’re okay.”

Sheriff’s deputies told ABC21 that there was no ongoing threat to public safety. A contingent of police and other first responders remained at the home into the early morning hours as investigators processed the scene.

Authorities respond to shooting on West Cook Road
Authorities respond to shooting on West Cook Road(WPTA)

This is a developing story. Updates will come.

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