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Published: 9/9/2013

Toledo man shot in gambling spat

Victim hit several times in legs

BLADE STAFF

Toledo police Monday were looking for a man who shot another man in the central city the night before.

Travelle Broadnax, 26, of Walnut Street was taken to Toledo Hospital with several gunshot wounds in the legs. Toledo police said his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. A hospital spokesman said she did not have a patient by that name.

Police said Broadnax and several others were about to start gambling at Isherwood and Macomber streets about 8:45 p.m. Sunday when a disagreement occurred between him and another man, who then threatened to shoot him. Broadnax told police he then pushed the other man, challenged him to follow through with the threat, and walked into the street, at which time the latter pulled a handgun and fired five or six shots, hitting him in the legs.

Broadnax told police he then ran into a field and and pretended to be dead so the gunman would stop shooting. The victim then walked down the street where a family member picked him up and took him to a relative's home. He was later taken to the hospital, according to a police report.

The victim told police he did not know the assailant. The incident remains under investigation.



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