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Published: Saturday, 7/19/2008

Police investigating shooting death of man, 19

Police are continuing to investigate a murder of a 19-year-old man who was fatally shot late Friday at the St. Thomas Aquinas Church Festival in East Toledo.

The man, Kenneth Kimble, was pronounced dead upon arrival at St. Charles Mercy Hospital, said Charlie Hunt, an investigator with the Lucas County Coroner's Office.

Mr. Kimble was shot at Idaho and White streets after a fight with another person at the festival about 10:10 p.m., police said.

Detective Bob Schroeder said there are varying accounts of what occurred prior to the shooting. Several witnesses have reported that there were about five to six black males on one side of the street and about a dozen Hispanic males on the other.

"Some witnesses have said it was gang-related," the detective said, stressing he could not make that conclusion at this point.

Detective Schroeder said the street was "wall to wall" with people when the shooting occurred, sending people running and screaming in panic.

"It was mayhem," he said.

Police also have sketchy descriptions of a suspect who was described as a small, Hispanic male, wearing a white T-shirt.

A news release from the St. Thomas Aquinas Festival announced that beginning Saturday night, children under the age of 18 will not be allowed on the festival grounds after 8 p.m. unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The release states that the tragedy that occurred near the festival Friday night "deeply concerns and saddens us."

It goes on to state that providing a safe environment for all those in attendance has always been, and remains a primary objective for the festival. The festival continues Sunday.

Article appeared in earlier editions of The Blade and toledoblade.com.

Man, 19, killed at East Toledo church festival

A 19-year-old man was shot to death at the St. Thomas Aquinas Church Festival in East Toledo last night.

The man, Kenneth Kimble, was pronounced dead upon arrival at St. Charles Mercy Hospital, said Charlie Hunt, an investigator with the Lucas County Coroner's Office.

The man was shot at Idaho and White streets after a fight with another person at the festival about 10:30 p.m., authorities said.

It was the 11th homicide in the city of Toledo this year.

This is the 40th year of the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church festival, making it one of the longest-running church festivals in the Toledo area.



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