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Victim identified in Midview Crossing shooting


ELYRIA — Police have identified the victim of the shooting in an apartment complex on Middle Avenue Tuesday night.

Police said they found Antonio Stewart, 24, of Elyria, lying in the parking lot of Midview Crossing Apartments at 1864 Middle Ave. They responded to a 911 call about the shooting just after 8 p.m.

Police found him bleeding heavily from the back of his head, according to a news release.

Stewart was taken to University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center and then flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. He still was in critical condition as of Wednesday evening.

Stewart frequently visited the apartment complex, the report said, but he wasn’t a tenant. His last known residential address was on 12th Street in Elyria.

Capt. Chris Costantino said detectives are gathering details on the incident. He also urged anyone with information about the shooting to call the Elyria Police Department at (440) 323-3302.

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