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Published: Sunday, 3/28/2010

North Toledo man, 81, shot, in critical condition

An elderly man who had been shot was found sitting in a crashed car by police in North Toledo early Saturday morning.

Jerome Wiczynski, 81, was in critical condition in Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center last night. Authorities found him in a car in the 400 block of East Pearl Street, where they responded to a call of a one-vehicle accident.

It appeared that Mr. Wiczynski of 513 East Pearl St. had been shot while he was in the car in the 500 block of East Pearl, police reported. Police say they believe he tried to drive away but crashed the car into a tree.

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