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Published: Tuesday, 10/13/2009

Police seek information on gunfight at Toledo bar

BLADE STAFF

Toledo police are seeking information about five men recorded by security cameras at a West Toledo bar in a gunfight that resulted in at least 20 shots being fired.

The video shows a melee near the bar counter that escalated into a gunfight about 11:55 p.m. Thursday at the Route 66 Bar at 406 North Westwood Ave. Police said the fight began when a bar employee attempted to eject someone who was selling drugs.

The video images, which were released by police Friday, show several men shooting at each other, some under the cover of a pool table and others outside the bar. No one was hurt, police said.


Deputy Chief Don Kenney said detectives are trying to locate the men involved and determine a better timeline of what happened.

"Once the case is fully investigated, we'll have a much clearer picture of what happened," he said. The deputy chief added that it appeared that the bar employees attempted to turn out those who were causing trouble when the incident occurred.

Eight bullet holes were visible in the bar's main door, just feet from a large sign that warned, "Notice. Video Surveillance Camera."

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stopper at 255-1111 or police detectives at 419-245-3142.



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