Neighborhood leaders call for an end to violence after shooting at a Toledo after-hours lounge

TOLEDO, Ohio (13abc Action News) - It's an after-hours party that police say turned violent.

At least three people were taken to the hospital after an early morning shooting outside a lounge called The Underground.

"Right now we need to do something, you know what I mean, and get that neighborhood back up," said Soul City Boxing Gym owner Roshawn Jones.

His gym sits across the street from that lounge.

Jones says he's tired of the constant violence that he says plagues the area near his neighborhood business.

"It's hard to make money over there, you know what I mean, and stay afloat because, like I said, people don't want to come over there when you have, you know, shootings," said Jones. "Businesses don't want to invest over there because they know bad things are going to happen."

In the aftermath, bullet ridden vehicles line the parking lot where the shooting happened. And community leaders say while the neighborhood has improved over the years, seeing things like this are still troubling.

"They want to do what they want to do, that's alright. But when people get shot, that's a tragedy," said Rev. Ronald Taylor.

He serves as pastor of Beulah Missionary Baptist Church located right next to the scene of the shooting.

He wants whoever fired the shots to know they're not only impacting the lives of the victims, but also those of family members.

"That's somebody's daughter, somebody's son," said Taylor. "Somebody's child got shot last night. I don't care who you are, somebody's going to feel the pain of that."

After Sunday's shooting, these community leaders hope the neighborhood can come together to put an end to violence like this.

Detectives say they don't have any motives or leads on a suspect at this point. If you have any information you're asked to call Crime Stopper at (419) 255-1111.