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Police say shooting of Lorain teen related to argument over girl


LORAIN- A shooting last week that sent one teenager to the hospital may have been prompted by an argument over a girl, according to police.

Timothy Hess, 18, was treated and released from MetroHealth Medical Center on May 9 after police said he was shot in the side by a 16-year-old boy around 3 p.m. the same day in the 1100 block of West 12th Street.

According to witness Francis Wiley II, the 16-year-old walked toward the corner of West 12th Street and Oberlin Avenue, where he was met by a car full of teenagers. When some of them got out of the car, the 16-year-old fired a few shots and hit Hess in the side, according to Wiley.

He said the 16-year-old then ran down the street and fired more shots near the corner of West 12th Street and Hamilton Avenue, according to police.

Police arrived at the scene and found a .22-caliber handgun that had been stolen from Sheffield Lake the same day, according to Lorain Police Detective Buddy Sivert.

Sivert said police believe the shooting was related to an argument the teenagers had over a girl.

The 16-year-old was found and charged with felonious assault the same day. He was taken to the Lorain County Detention Home.

Contact Anna Merriman at 329-7245 or amerriman@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnaLMerriman.

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