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Police: Man fatally shot after altercation in Elyria


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ELYRIA – A man was fatally shot following an altercation with 30 people last night, according to police.

Officers were called to the 1100 block of Garden Street at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday for a report of subjects pounding on the front door of a house, according to Capt. Chris Costantino.

While officers were en route, dispatchers advised officers they had received another call reporting “multiple” gun shots coming from the area. A responding officer in the area of Infirmary Road and Garden Street heard what appeared to be a gunshot in close proximity, Costantino said.

When officers arrived in the area, they were flagged down by a female screaming for help, Costantino said. The female was holding a black male who was bleeding profusely and appeared to be unconscious.

The 24-year-old male was transported by LifeCare Ambulance to UH Elyria Medical Center emergency room, where he died from his injuries, Costantino said.

Witnesses told police that the victim had been involved in an altercation with about 30 subjects in the area, and he was shot as he attempted to run away.

The name of victim, who has a Lorain address, is being withheld until his family is notified.

The Lorain County Coroner’s Office was notified and will rule on the cause of death at a later date.

No arrests have made been made at this time. Anyone with information should contact the Elyria Police at (440) 323-3302.

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