One person shot in North Toledo early today

Police find 7 shell casings in road

6/3/2013
BLADE STAFF
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A Toledo Police Officer marks shell casings with cones at the corner of Moore and Elm streets in North Toledo.

THE BLADE/LISA DUTTON

A Toledo Police Officer marks shell casings with cones at the corner of Moore and Elm streets in North Toledo.
A Toledo Police Officer marks shell casings with cones at the corner of Moore and Elm streets in North Toledo.

The man shot today in North Toledo has been identified by police as Duwaynn Payne.

The victim was shot at least once and taken in a private vehicle to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, where he was treated and then released.

Mr. Payne told police he was shot at Moore and Elm streets, in North Toledo, at about 11:15 a.m.

Police were investigating the shooting, marking at least seven found shell casings in the road. The circumstances of the shooting were also not immediately clear.

The shooting was initially reported as a drive-by, but police also said a white car that they are looking for, might have been the one shot at. Glass from a car window and tail light was found in the road.

A neighbor, Clark Border, 56, said he was inside his home, with his dog, playing solitaire when he heard about five gunshots.

He grabbed a "machete," which he said he uses to cut down weeds, and went outside to investigate. Mr. Border said he saw a man on a red 10-speed bicycle "pedaling as fast as he could pedal" on Moore, headed toward Stickney Avenue.

It is unclear if the bicyclist was involved. "I was scared the heck out of," Mr. Border said. " ... The neighborhood isn't getting any better."

Police said the victim's story and accounts from witnesses "don't match up completely."