Revenge cited for shooting of Fort Wayne ambulance

By: Newscenter 16 staff
By: Newscenter 16 staff

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - The man believed to have driven the car from which numerous shot were fired at a Fort Wayne ambulance says the gunman was seeking revenge against a stabbing victim it was carrying.

Authorities say the ambulance was hit by at least 18 bullets during the early Sunday shootings. A paramedic suffered arm wounds and three people in another car were also shot.

Prosecutors filed four felony charges Monday against 24-year-old Traneilous Jackson for the shootings.

The Journal Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/QgGjxl ) that a man with Jackson told police he was forced to drive after the ambulance following the stabbing at a nightclub. He told police Jackson wanted to avenge his brother, who he claimed had been stabbed by the wounded man.

Court records don't yet show an attorney for Jackson.

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