Toledo neighborhood on edge after deadly Sunday shooting

TOLEDO, Ohio (13abc Action News) - Carlos Trevino says he's still in shock after learning a man was shot directly across the street from his home.

"All of a sudden I heard a big 'boom'—come outside and all I seen was somebody slumped over on the porch," said Trevino. "It's crazy, you know? You don't expect something like that."

Toledo police responded to calls for shots fired Sunday afternoon at a home on the 4000 block of Packard.

Once on scene, detectives say they found Devereaux Kynard, 27, suffering from at least one gun shot wound.

First responders later pronounced Kynard dead—marking Toledo's 21 homicide of the year.

"Definitely, definitely scary," said Trevino. "I made my kids run upstairs and go hide and everything."

Trevino says his normally quiet neighborhood is filled with families and children.

"Luckily no kids got hit because there was a couple kids playing a few minutes right before this happened," said Trevino.

Incidents like this have him—and neighborhood leaders—worried for everyone's safety.

"Where do we turn to? When's the violence going to stop over here," said Asbury Park Block Watch leader Frank Herbert.

Herbert says he's seen an increase in neighborhood violence over the past decade and adds that the best way to curb it is by reporting crimes to police.

"If you hear or see anything, call 911 immediately," said Herbert. "Report it. Don't hesitate. Don't even think twice about it. Call 911."

With the neighborhood on edge, people like Trevino say they're going to be more vigilant so incidents like this don't catch them off guard.

At last check, police haven't released the name of that victim as they work to notify family.

Detectives also have made no official arrests, but did bring people in for questioning.

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