FORT WAYNE, IN (October 3, 2016) – A man who was dressed as a clown was shot in the head and is in critical condition. The shooting was reported just after 10:30 p.m. Sunday on the south side of the city.
Fort Wayne police were called to the scene on a report of a shooting. When police arrived, they found a man in a clown costume shot in his head in critical condition.
Michael Joyner, a Fort Wayne Police Department spokesperson, said a man driving a white-colored SUV pulled up alongside of the clown, got out of the car and fired several shots. The man then got back into the SUV and headed north on Plaza.
“This isn’t the first shooting that’s happened on this street,” neighbor Joe Wright said. “They happen often down the street.”
Joyner said he doesn’t know why people are dressing as clowns, but he said he suspects fear is a factor across the city.
“I just think it’s crazy. People better take those clown mask off… before the coroner does,” Wright said.