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Sandusky shooting victim dies, police continue search for suspect

Maleek Aaron is wanted in connection to the shooting
Maleek Aaron is wanted in connection to a quadruple shooting in Sandusky.
Maleek Aaron is wanted in connection to a quadruple shooting in Sandusky.(WTVG)
Published: Sep. 27, 2020 at 9:04 AM EDT
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SANDUSKY, Ohio (WTVG) - One of the four victims injured in an early Sunday morning shooting in Sandusky has died, Sandusky Police Chief Jon Orzech confirmed just before 12:30 p.m. Monday.

Police have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect in the shooting but have not yet apprehended him.

The victim, 29-year-old Bernasto Hardin, was reportedly inside a vehicle at the intersection of Hancock Street and Neil Street when he was shot. When officers arrived at the scene just after 12:30 a.m. Sunday, they found several subjects fleeing in multiple directions. They discovered Hardin and transported him to Firelands Regional Medical Center. He was later taken by air ambulance to Cleveland Metro, where he died of his injuries.

Police identified the three other victims as, Brittany Robinson, 30, George Brown Jr., 22, and Chanse Wibley, 24, who all suffered non-life-threatening injuries. They have all been treated and released from the hospital.

Multiple shell casings were found in the area from different calibers. Authorities are still investigating a motive for the shooting.

Police have issued arrest warrants for Maleek Aaron in connection with the shooting. Sandusky’s police chief posted on social media, asking the public for help tracking down Aaron. Police say he is considered armed and dangerous.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, call police.

We have issued warrants for Maleek Aaron for his alleged involvement in shooting four individuals this morning. He...

Posted by City of Sandusky Police Department on Sunday, September 27, 2020

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