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Three people injured in separate Toledo shootings


Toledo police are investigating multiple, separate shootings that sent three people to the hospital within 24 hours.

Just after 1 a.m. Monday, police responded to a call reporting that a person had been shot while he was lying on a couch in a home in the 600 block of Spring Grove, according to Toledo Police Department records. The bullet struck the man, Keith Stelter, in the abdomen. He was taken to Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center and is in stable condition.

The bullets appeared to have been fired outside the house and went through the front wall of the residence, hitting Mr. Stelter, records stated.

About 30 minutes later, at 1:36 a.m. Monday, police in the area of Maplewood and Highland avenues responded to the sound of gunshots, according to police records. Witnesses told officers two vehicles fled the area of Highland and Detroit avenues at a high rate of speed.

Five minutes later, a man, Deandre Mathis, arrived at Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center with at least three gunshot wounds, police records stated. Officials did not find where the shooting occurred but did find the vehicle that dropped Mr. Mathis off at the hospital with several bullet holes on the driver’s side.

His injuries were not life-threatening, police records state. Police have no suspects at this time.

At about 2:50 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to a report of shots fired at Telegraph and Warrington roads, according to police records. At the same time, crews also responded to a vehicle crash at Monroe Street and Auburn Avenue and discovered a person in the car, Lemandre Lofton, had been shot.

He was taken to Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center with serious but not life-threatening injuries, police records stated. Police have no suspects at this time.

Police are also investigating a shooting that occurred early Sunday morning in the 300 block of Maher Street where a vehicle was shot, police records stated. Two people inside the vehicle fled when they realize they were being shot at. Neither person was injured. Two vacant buildings were struck as well as the vehicle.

Contact Kate Snyder at, 419-724-6282, or on Twitter @KL_Snyder.

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