New Russia Township – Lorain County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a shooting that took place late Friday night at 45609 Russia Road that left one person dead and another with a gunshot to the hand.
Deputies and Officers in surrounding communities were searching for a silver sedan, possibly a Toyota, with two suspects inside. The car was last seen going west on Russia Road towards Rt. 58.
Multiple shots were fired from a number of different weapons. One was an AK-47 that authorities believe was used by the people in the house. It was unknown the type of weapon or weapons the suspects used. White bowls covered and marked the spots where shell casings were found on the driveway as Deputy’s searched for evidence in the shooting.
The victim shot in the hand was taken to Mercy Allen Hospital in Oberlin while the other was taken by Ambulance to a nearby medical helicopter. Attempts to save the victim failed.
The names of the victim’s from Friday night’s shooting on Russia Road have been released. Stephen Mihalak Jr., 46, died from a single gunshot wound to his chest while his brother, Donald Mihalak, 32, who owns the home on Russia Road, was treated and released after being shot once in the hand.
Mihalak told a neighbor today that someone knocked on the door asking him to come outside that someone inside of the car needed to see him. That’s when the gunshots began ringing out.
There were also two small children inside of the home during the shootout but they were not injured. JOIN US ON OUR NEW FACEBOOK PAGE