Monday, July 30, 2007

VIOLENCE ERUPTS IN LORAIN: 1 KILLED



A man was shot and killed tonight in Lorain near the McDonalds at Oberlin Ave & Meister Road.

Lorain Police and LifeCare Ambulance Paramedics responded to the scene at 9:32 p.m. after receiving the call for a shooting. Paramedics quickly treated and transported the victim to Community Health Partners West Campus, spending less than 6 minutes on the scene.

One witness we spoke to, Jan, who prefers we not use her last name, said she had just ordered a Pizza at Yala’s on Oberlin Ave. “I went outside to wait for my pizza and some people said that they saw a skinny black guy chasing another guy across the street. Then I looked over by the McDonalds and saw the Police cars and Ambulance coming. The man who was shot was lying in the parking lot between McDonalds and Apples.”


While Detectives were beginning their investigation on Oberlin Ave., Officers and Paramedics were responding to a stabbing on North Central Drive about a mile away. Paramedics treated and transported the stabbing victim to Community Health Partners West Campus as well. The condition of that victim is not known at this time.

If these two violent crime scenes weren’t enough to keep Lorain Police busy they were running between multiple of other large fights throughout the city.
David Hamilton was standing on the sidewalk across the street from the Apples parking lot watching the Police Detectives investigating the scene. “I cannot believe this is happening in my city, it’s just unreal and so very sad.” Hamilton said that it’s times like this that he feels the people of the city need to rally around the Police. “I’m tired of people constantly complaining about these Officers, look at the shit they have to deal with and this happens everyday. These guys are truly putting their lives on the line every single day and I pray they can get it under control.”
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UPDATE: Police say that the shooting Monday night was a result of an ongoing feud between two Lorain men. Terry Little is believed to have walked into the McDonalds on Oberlin Ave and shot the victim, Lewis Turner. Turner fled the store after being shot with Little following behind shooting him several more times in the parking lot.Although there were customers in the McDonalds at the time of the shooting, including small children, nobody else was injured.
The shooting death of Lewis Turner is the 7th murder in Lorain for 2007, surpassing last year’s total of 6 already. Little has not yet been charged with the murder but is being held in the Lorain County Jail on drug charges.

17 Comments:

Anonymous elaine said...

If these guys want to shoot at each other why not go to Iraq and do it!!!!! Are they to big and bad to fight the real enemy????

7:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All heck happens when there's a full moon and empty coffers for Police patrols.

8:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeez, anymore Lorain is getting as bad as Cleveland. People just really need to calm the fuck down and stop being so aggressive. What ever happened to NICE people, eh?

10:14 AM  
Anonymous AChenoweth said...

I am beginning to feel like I live in Detroit. Sometimes even New York. What the heck is going on here people? Since when did we hate each other so much more than the more important things in life?

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Lorain has become a city of 'lost souls'. Without jobs, people have no purpose or direction. They become angry and violent and often turn to quick relief through drugs &, or alcohol. God help our dying town.

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I moved out of lorain for this very reason,when you can't even let your kids out to play,and your not even safe in school or your own home! yep,its time to go !!!!! lorain can have it's gangs,guns,and out of control drugs!! I agree w/the first comment why not send then to Iraq? ( but can they be trusted not to give up there missions?)stop and look around at all the FOR SALE signs,its really sad!!!parents need to get ahold of there children and watch where they go and who they are with!!I just feel really bad for the people who are unable to move to a safer and more pulled together community!

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, a prayer is good thing. But it's all in the leadership too. Look Fotin in leaving to take on another job. Dee Morgan is leaving. Two main leaders are leaving our city. That should say something. People have given up.

I remember as a kid, driving pass the Ford plant trying to pick out my grandpa's truck. It has become a ghost town. The Steel Plant was where most of my Mom's side of the family worked. Now, they were laying off. From what I hear they may strike. It's a shame to what this city has become. I bought a house on the westside. At one point everyone wanted to come here for work and to live. Now everyone wants to leave. I have faith that something will happen. I just hope it's soon.

People are angry. They can't find a job. They can't find affordable child care. So, they feel they have to take it out on others. This is a shame. I'm thing about getting my CCW permit. Just so I can protect myself. This is sad way to live. But, it's huge part today's of life.

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would take it easy on getting sentimental about Foltin. Personally, I am excited. Maybe Lorain finally has a chance to succeed. Leadership is not his strong suit, I wish him the best at LCCC, but am glad that they are stuck with him and not the City of Lorain anymore!!!

9:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not get too sentimental about Foltin leaving!!! I personally think Lorain will finally have a chance. Don't get me wrong, I wish him nothing but the best at LCCC, I am just glad they are now stuck with him. What ever happened to the levy on the ballot for the Lorain Fire Department to be first responders? How often do they go out on calls? How often is Lifecare forced to send two units or in the shooting last week call in a supervisor from Central Lorain County to try and take care of really sick patients........

9:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, it's only going to get worse. I live over by the shopping center. The traffic has been picking up and it's not good. You just wait and see. These idiots will have to retaliate and it looks like they're gearing up for it. The authorities need to do whatever it takes to get these thugs off the street.

10:09 PM  
Anonymous charles said...

being broke being jobless or lorain being a ghost town has nothing to do with it is no excuse.im flat broke disabled very very low income .crime is on the rise in a lot of places. there are not enough police and the smack on the hand these criminals get is why there not too worried. there needs to be a neighborhood watch on every block and everone thats not a idiot or criminal needs a ccw. get a scanner and listen, they run the lorain police ragged, these guys put thier lives on the line everyday. and when they do bust a small time gangbanger or crackhead, there on the street before the cop that busted him gets home. theres way more criminals than cops. everyone get a ccw .crooks are far more afraid of a armed honest civillian than they are of getting stopped by the police. but yes its a sad mess

12:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am currently training with A department (not Lorain) and Personally I dont beleive that the City will ever clean up until Lorain re opens there jail. There are so many officers who wont arrest someone because there is no point. Its to much of a hassle transporting idiots to the county. when lorain re opens there jail that first weekend will be totally full. These officers are just waiting for that moment to go get them scum bags they fight regulary. watch and see if i am right. until then, they dont want to do the extra work on transporting to the county. there are too many things going on in the city to be taking idiots to the county when there is a jail downtown. its sad but true. LORAIN DOESNT SUPPORT LORAIN. And i belive that it should be like the old days if you got in trouble, you got your ass kicked by the police and you remebered it and you usually didnt do it again. now criminals have to many rights that protect them. its like a slap on the hand. criminals arent scared. I respect every officer in lorain and throughout the U.S. god bless them and keep myself and everyone else safe in our duties.

12:48 AM  
Anonymous big c said...

right lorain city jail needs reopened and the elevator put back in use, things would calm down real quick

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor Foltin is leaving to go to Cuyahoga Community College not LCCC.

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

parents need to get ahold of there children and watch where they go and who they are with!!
THESE ARE NOT CHILDREN THOUGH THEY ARE GROWN FUCKING MEN. JUST LIKE THAT THE LAST HOMICIDE OVER ON ELYRIA AVE. THEY WERE GROWN MEN ALSO!!

3:54 PM  
Anonymous Matt said...

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9:41 PM  
Anonymous john said...

So,anonymous says authorities should do whatever it takes to get these thugs off the streets.

Until a cop shoots one of them, then it becomes a racial thing.

It also has nothing to do with not having a job, that doesn't mean you run around shooting each other.

1:12 PM  

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