LORAIN — Two men were flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland after a shooting Monday at East 33rd Street and Elyria Avenue.
Police arrived just after 9 p.m. on reports of shots fired. Two hours later, at 11 p.m., the corner lot on East 33rd Street, extending to just before Lopez Market on Elyria Avenue, was still blocked off with police tape. Neighbors gathered as Lorain police Detective Chris Kovach walked every step of the property with a flashlight.
Police Lt. Ed Super said the names, ages and conditions of the victims were unknown as of Monday night. There are no suspects, police said.
A woman who declined to give her name sat on a porch behind police tape. She said she “laid on the floor” out of fear when she heard gunshots.
Another neighbor, a man who declined to give his name, said he and his friends were on the porch “kicking it for Labor Day” when they heard two gunshots. Another man said he heard yelling in Spanish and saw four men get into a car and leave with the lights off.
Gun violence has spiked in the city this summer. There have been nine homicides this year in Lorain, eight of them the result of gunshots.
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