Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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2 killed in 2 separate shootings 3 hours apart in East and central Toledo

Toledo police have confirmed that the victim of this morning's first shooting has died, resulting in the city's second homicide today.

Michael Macklin, Jr., 20, who was shot at Greenwood and Walden avenues in East Toledo, died at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center after several hours of treatment to save his life were unsuccessful.

ONLINE DATABASE: 2014 Homicide Report

His shooting was reported to police at 1:12 a.m. The time of death was not known, but authorities - after saying he was undergoing treatment most of the morning - confirmed his passing shortly before noon.

Barely three hours later, police received a call about multiple shots fired at Ottawa Drive and Auburn Avenue in West Toledo.

Officers found Michael Williams, Jr., 24, dead at the scene.

Investigators did not say in their release how many times either man was shot or if the Williams death was indeed from a gunshot wound, although it was reported earlier in the day as a shooting. The victim was found between the Auburn Mini Mart and a closed Adams Laundry & Cleaners. The apparent shooting was believed to have occurred in front of a small church.

Police did not disclose possible motives, background on the victims, the type of guns believed to have been used, or other circumstances surrounding their deaths.

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