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Man, 37, shot, killed in Lorain

LORAIN — A Columbia Township man was shot to death Thursday night at the Lakeshore Colonial Apartments on West Erie Avenue.
Christopher Betts, 37, died from a gunshot wound at 8:20 p.m. at CHP Regional Medical Center, according to county Coroner Paul Matus. He would not say how many times Betts was shot, nor would he say what caliber of gun was used.

Police were notified that something was wrong when a 911 call placed at 7:33 p.m. from a cell phone told them help was needed at apartment B28 in the complex.

Lorain police Capt. Russ Cambarare said the incident remained under investigation and declined to provide any more information late Thursday.

Contact Jason Hawk at 329-7148 or

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