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1 dead, 3 injured after shooting during memorial for slain man

Update: The Allen County Coroner identified the man who was shot and killed as Brycen Demond Cassell-Thomas.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP/WISH) — One is dead and three others injured after a shooting at an Indiana park during a memorial, police said Wednesday.

The shooting occurred around 6:45 p.m. during a balloon release at McCormick Park in Fort Wayne, Officer Anthony Krock told The Journal Gazette.

Officer Krock later said in a release that officers received multiple calls to report shots fired in the area surrounding the park, and arrived at the scene to see a large group of people fleeing the area.

One woman and three men were taken to a hospital. Krock said the woman was reported to be in stable condition, though one man was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The memorial was being held to honor Tyreece Vachon, 19, who was fatally shot Tuesday outside an apartment complex.

The Fort Wayne police have asked that anyone with information about the shooting contact them at 260-427-1201 or Fort Wayne Crime Stoppers at 260-436-7867.