14-year-old boy shot and killed in west Toledo

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A teenager is dead after being shot in west Toledo late night.

This happened in the 1800 block of Brussels near Upton Avenue. Police tell us that the male teen was going into the back driveway of the home with a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

As word began to spread friends and family began showing up hugging and crying. Family members tell us that the victim is only 14 years old and was about to be 15 on April 5.

A neighbor tells us that he heard four gunshots. Police say that another neighbors house was also hit by the gunfire. No arrest had been made.

We spoke to several family members who did not want to go on camera. One woman who said she is the victim’s stepmother told us that the teen lives at the home with her and the teen’s father. She was crying and said she just got off work and arrived home to see this crime scene at her home.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 419-255-1111.

The death of this teen is the fourth fatal shooting of a male under 20 years old this month alone.

David Misch, 19, was shot on March 1 and died 10 days later from his wounds. Misch was a bystander in an east Toledo incident that also claimed the life of 44-year-old Brad Keel. The incident was described by police as an “ongoing feud” between two men and two people – Mathew Garcia, 23, and Brandon Lampros, 22 – are charged in the shooting deaths.

Tavion Brown, 15, was shot in the 300 block of East Central Avenue on March 10. He was taken to Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center by an “unrelated citizen” and officers were called out to the hospital around 2:40 p.m. Tavion had at least one gunshot wound, TPD said. He later died at the hospital.

Kyreese Hodges, 18, was shot on Saturday, March 20 around 6:45 p.m. Toledo Police say they found him on the corner of Easterly Court and Leach. Hodges’ aunt says he was on a dirt bike on his way to a convenience store near his home when he was shot in the back at least one time.

In 2020 there were 62 homicides. Twenty-five of those were victims 25 years old or younger. Fifteen victims were just teenagers. 

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