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Six people injured early Sunday in Toledo after large gathering turns violent

The incident first appeared to be a car crash at Monroe Street and North Detroit Avenue.
Published: Aug. 9, 2020 at 3:34 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 9, 2020 at 5:01 AM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Six people are injured after gunshots broke out just before 3 a.m. Sunday at the Swayne Field Shopping Center at Monroe St. and N. Detroit Ave.

The incident first appeared to be a car crash at Monroe Street and North Detroit Avenue. Upon further investigation, police found Jaime Easter, 22, suffering from a gunshot wound. Easter was transported to a local hospital with potential life threatening injuries. Marcus Stevens was also found on scene suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to Toledo Police.

Four other people arrived at local hospitals by private autos. Alonta Palmer, 29; Donte Richardson, 33; Daijeanna Jones, 18; and Donald Buford, 33, are all suffering from what TPD said are non-life threatening injuries.

Motorcycle on fire at the Swayne Field Shopping Center
Motorcycle on fire at the Swayne Field Shopping Center(WTVG)

At the same time as the shootings, a motorcycle on fire near the parking lot of the Swayne Field Shopping Center. The fire was put out quickly. Police are unsure whether the motorcycle crash is related to the shooting.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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