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Two shot following large brawl between 15 to 20 people at Painesville bar

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Posted at 11:25 AM, May 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 11:25:07-04

PAINESVILLE, Ohio — A 16-year-old boy and an adult male were shot early Friday morning following a free-for-all at a Painesville bar.

According to the Painesville Police Department, officers responded to the 500 block of Liberty Street around 12:30 a.m. after receiving a call about 15 to 20 people causing a disturbance.

On the way to the bar, officers were informed that shots had been fired. When they arrived, officers found a man who had been shot in the leg. The man was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment then released.

While officers were still on scene at the bar, they were notified that a 16-year-old had arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound to his foot and leg. Authorities said the teen’s injuries were non-life-threatening.

Police didn’t say if anyone was arrested in connection with the shooting. The matter is under investigation.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Painesville police at 440-392-5840.