Shots fired near St. V’s, one minor injury reportedWritten by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
By Amanda Tindall and Jordan Finney, Toledo Free Press Staff Writers
Seven shots were reportedly fired from an alley around 7:20 p.m. July 18 near the intersection of Walnut and Moore streets, near Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center.
Toledo Police responded to the call, but the male shooter had fled the scene, jumping in the passenger side of a pickup truck. He wore a white shirt and beige Dockers-style pants, witnesses said.
“We was out here when somebody started shooting from back there,” a resident said, pointing to a nearby alley. “We heard the shots, and everybody started running. I can’t believe he was just shooting like that with kids out here. I thought it was fireworks at first.”
Witnesses said the target of the shooter was unclear, as he shot toward the intersection where a crowd of about 20 people sat on their porches, played on their lawns and talked on the sidewalk.
Another witness said her toddler was playing across the street when the shooting began.
“I slammed my door and ran right through the bullets, just thinking ‘Ah, hell no,’” she said. “I’m going to get my daughter no matter what.”
One person suffered minor injuries when a bullet grazed his leg and hit his foot. Despite his protests, his mother took him to the hospital for treatment.
“It’s very concerning to me,” a three-year resident of the area said, shaking her head. “My grandkids and kids play out here every day. Broad daylight. It just keeps getting worse.”
No further information was available.