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Owner of South Toledo gym shot to death during apparent robbery


Toledo Police are on scene at 757 Warehouse Road in South Toledo after a person was found shot.

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Editor's Note: This version corrects a reference to victim Joe Lengel from Mr. King to Mr. Lengel

The owner of a South Toledo gym was shot and killed today at his business in the 700 block of Warehouse Road, Toledo police said.

Joe Lengel, whose age was not available, was taken to University of Toledo Medical Center, the former Medical College of Ohio Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to Lt. Mark King.

Police responded to a report of a person down at 5:56 a.m. at Crossfit Toledo - Intensity Fitness, 757 Warehouse Rd., where they were met by patrons who said they had found Mr. Lengel suffering from at least one gunshot wound, Lieutenant King said.

The victim was shot possibly during a robbery, Sgt. Phil Toney said. Police are searching for suspects in the case.

More details to come as this story develops.

Contact Mike Sigov at: or 419-724-6089

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