17-Year-Old Shooting Victim Identified (NBC33 VIDEO)

By Emma Koch

April 4, 2013 Updated Nov 23, 2013 at 5:44 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.nbc33.com) -- The 17-year-old victim in Wednesday's shooting has been identified as Elijah O. Freeman, of Fort Wayne.

Police were called to the 900 block of Hugh St. a little after 12:30 Wednesday, to a fatal shooting. Officers located the shooting victim, now known to be Freeman, outside the rear of a home. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by first responders.

Witnesses told police that multiple people were fleeing the area and a canine unit assisted in the investigation to attempt to track the suspect. The track terminated nearby.

Freeman's death is the 15 homicide in the county this year. Fort Wayne averages 25-30 homicides a year.

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