(7-27-22) On 7/26/2022, at about 10:15 p.m., Lima Police were contacted in reference to a shooting in the area of Cole and Spring Streets, in Lima. Officers arrived to find two people shot and suffering from gunshot wounds.
Multiple vehicles and a house, were also struck at the gunmen fired at a crowd of people. The initial investigation revealed that a gathering was letting out at a house on that intersection. While people were standing outside and getting into vehicles to leave, at least one gunman started shooting at them. Two individuals were struck with bullets and suffered non-life threatening injures.
The two individuals shot were a 21 year old male and a 10 year old female, both from Lima, who were at the party. The two victims were transported to Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center, where they received treatment for the gunshot wounds. Their names are not being released at this time as the investigation is in the early stages.
This incident is believed to be related to a string of shootings, over the last few days, beginning with the homicide death of 26 year old Dejuan Adams, of Lima, shortly after midnight on Saturday, 7/23/2022.
If anyone has information about this shooting or the shootings that have occurred over the last several days, please contact CrimeStoppers at (419)229-STOP (7867) or Lima Police Detective Steve Stechschulte, at (419) 221-5181.