December 20, 2014

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UPDATE: Man shot in leg in Elyria

Elyria firefighters and police officers investigate the scene of shooting Wednesday on 15th Street right off Middle Avenue. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

Elyria firefighters and police officers investigate the scene of shooting Wednesday on 16th Street right off Middle Avenue. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — The identify of an 18-year-old man shot in the right leg around 7:50 p.m. Wednesday is expected to be released today.

The man suffered a non-life-threatening wound after being shot outside a home at 308 16th St., between Middle and West avenues, according to police spokesman Capt. Chris Costantino. The man was hospitalized at EMH Medical Center in Elyria.

Costantino said the motive for the shooting was under investigation. A man was questioned by police after the shooting and tested for gunshot residue, but Costantino said he had not been arrested.

Neighbors said they heard a single shot. Officers searched for the shell casing around the home shortly after the shooting.

A witness, who asked not to be identified because of safety concerns, said six to eight men were arguing outside the home after a car pulled into the driveway of the home. Shortly after the car pulled out of the driveway heading west toward West Avenue, the witness said she heard a single shot and saw the man lying on his back.

The woman said there is a lot of traffic around the home and there is frequently noise and fights outside of it.

Another witness said violence on the block is frequent.

“Around here, gun shots happen,” he said.

Contact Evan Goodenow at 329-7129 or egoodenow@chroniclet.com.