Two people killed in separate shootings Sunday morning

Police have no suspects in either murder.
Published: Nov. 21, 2021 at 8:28 AM EST
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Two people are dead after two separate shootings Sunday morning.

The first happened around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, in the 1700 block of Lagrange Street.

Toledo Police said officers were dispatched to a Shotspotter alert in the area and found Dale Griffin, 51, suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital where he later died. TPD did not identify any suspects in the shooting.

On Monday, the Lucas County Coroner’s Office said Griffin died from two gunshot wounds: one through the chest and another through his thigh.

The Coroner, Dr. Diane Scala-Barnett, said he was injured in the parking lot of Ken’s Lounge. The bar’s manager told 13abc the shooting happened at the gas station next door and had nothing to do with the establishment. A judge ordered Ken’s Lounge to close for a year in November of 2019, deeming it a nuisance property.

Just hours later, officers were dispatched to Weber and Maple on another Shotspotter alert around 3:30 a.m. They found Miles Crawford, 22, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital where he later died. The county coroner’s office said Crawford died from multiple gunshot wounds. Police have not identified any suspects at this time.

Authorities ruled both incidents as homicides and both incidents remain under investigation. Those with information can contact Crime Stopper at 419-255-1111.

The two fatal shootings Sunday morning come after the City of Toledo set a record-breaking number of homicides in a single year last week. Toledo has now seen 64 homicides thus far in 2021.

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