LORAIN — Police are investigating an early morning shooting on the 1100 block of West 18th Street Tuesday.
At 12:50 a.m., officers were called to the area for a man who had been shot in the leg. The man, Anthony Geiger, 18, was lying face down in the living room of his home, bleeding from his left thigh.
Geiger was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center and later Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland for his injuries, which were listed in a police report as apparently minor.
Two witnesses, who were said they were with Geiger when he was shot, told police a gold Chevy Malibu drove by the home, stopped at Hamilton Avenue and West 18th Street, before turning westbound onto West 18th Street. The men said the Malibu then struck a pickup truck parked in front of 1125 W. 18th Street, and a man leaned outside of the driver’s side window when they heard one shot fired.
The men told police Geiger yelled that he was hit and the vehicle fled the area, westbound on West 18th Street toward Oberlin Avenue.
Police found a spend 9 mm shell casing at the location of the crash, and it was taken as evidence.
Police then spoke with Geiger at Mercy Hospital.
Geiger told police the same account as the witnesses and said he believed the suspect may have been a man he has had problems with in the past. Geiger said the man has made threats that he would shoot him, but they were never reported.
According to a police report, a vehicle, suspected of being involved in the incident, was parked in a handicapped spot for the Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority. Three men walked out of the vehicle toward 19th Street at the same time the shooting was reported to police.
Police established a perimeter but could not locate the men. Officers contacted the registered owner of the vehicle, who claimed his vehicle was still parked on 30th Street.
The suspects were described as three black males — one approximately 6-feet tall, with a medium build, wearing a white jacket or sweater with a design. The other men were approximately 5-foot-8, wearing dark clothing.
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