Friends identify East Toledo shooting victim

Published: Dec. 29, 2018 at 10:28 PM EST
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Longtime friends are identifying the man shot in East Toledo Friday afternoon.

Those friends say the victim is Mike Zakrzewski. He was shot on Genesee Street just off Front Street before noon Friday.

Toledo police have not released much information on the shooting.

Friends have been in and out of the hospital in the last day or so, checking in on a man those friends say was a great musician and did not have any enemies. They can't figure out how or why this happened.

"That was my big bro, you know? That was my right hand man. He didn't deserve what happened. Wrong place, wrong time," said a longtime friend.

"Puts things in perspective. One day you're here and the next day you could be gone. There's got to be a reason. Life's just like that sometimes. Count your blessings," said longtime friend Anthony Gonzales.

Those friends say Zakrzewski is on life support. They held a benefit Saturday for him and his family. They'll hold another one next weekend.