LORAIN — A Lorain man has been taken to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland in critical condition after he was shot overnight, according to police.
Anthony Walker, 28, was found face down and bloody in the kitchen of his home at 1110 W. 23rd St. when police responded about 12:15 a.m. after receiving several calls from neighbors who reported hearing gunshots. Police reported that Walker was able to tell them his name but said he didn’t know who shot him.
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He was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center by LifeCare and was later transferred to MetroHealth.
According to those inside the house, five adults including Walker were in the home’s basement watching a comedy special on TV when they heard a knock at the home’s side door, a police report said.
Walker got up to answer the door, first yelling “Who is it?” the report said. None of the people in the house could say if they heard anyone answer.
According to the report, Walker opened the door, and there was yelling followed by two loud gunshots.
Walker then fell to the ground, and his brother, Odell Walker, then ran upstairs and pulled him into the kitchen. Odell Walker apparently believed the shooter was still outside, so he started breaking lights that were on in the kitchen area, the report said.
According to the report, besides both Walkers, the other adults in the house were Anthony Walker’s fiance, Christene Duffy, and two longtime family friends, Christopher Rodriguez and Alfonso Davis. There were also four children in the house, all under the age of 8. The report didn’t specify where in the house the children were.
A MetroHealth spokeswoman confirmed this afternoon that Anthony Walker remains in critical condition. Lorain police said this morning that police have not made any arrests in the shooting.