Teenager Injured in Garrett Shooting, Confirms Indiana State Police


Officials from the Indiana State Police (ISP) have reported an ongoing investigation into a shooting incident in Garrett, which resulted in a 15-year-old sustaining injuries on Friday.

Sgt. Brian Walker, the ISP Public Information Officer, stated that they received a call around 3 p.m. regarding an incident at a residence on West Keyser Street, in close proximity to Garrett Bowl. Upon arrival, authorities discovered a 15-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to his leg.

Preliminary findings suggest that this is an isolated event and there is no perceived threat to the broader community.

The injured teen was promptly transported to a Fort Wayne hospital, with his parents notified and currently accompanying him, as per police reports.

As a safety measure, nearby schools opted to delay dismissal. The Garrett-Keyser-Butler Community School District issued an alert to parents, explaining that they awaited an official clearance before releasing students. This assurance was received within a span of 10 minutes.

It's worth noting that the school district's dismissal was previously affected on Monday due to a standoff involving 59-year-old John Costanzo.

Authorities in charge of the City's Facebook page conveyed a message, informing residents that the building was under lockdown, given that the shooting occurred in close proximity to City Hall.