October 21, 2014

Elyria
Cloudy
46°F
test

Teen shot in leg from passing SUV

Bullet remains lodged above ankle

LORAIN — A 16-year-old Lorain boy will require surgery after a bullet fired from a passing vehicle lodged in his right leg, a Lorain police report said.
Police were called to West 18th Street and Long Avenue around 1 a.m. Friday after receiving calls that gunshots were fired and someone was hit, the report said.
When police arrived, they found the 16-year-old victim leaning against a car, his right leg and shoe covered in blood.
LifeCare paramedics arrived and found that the bullet entered his lower right leg just above the ankle, but it didn’t exit, the report said.
The boy told police he and another boy were walking on Long Avenue near West 18th Street when someone in a dark SUV — headed east on West 18th Street — fired six to eight shots, the report said.
The boy said the suspects fired from the rear hatch of the SUV, the report said.
The shooting victim was released from the hospital Friday, and he’ll meet with doctors on Wednesday to determine if the bullet can be removed.
Police are also investigating a 15-year-old boy’s report that another boy shot him in the back with a pellet gun around 5 p.m. Thursday, while he was at his Chelsea Avenue home, another police report said.
The victim sustained a mark on his back where the pellet struck him, the report said.