ELYRIA, Ohio — Police in Elyria are investigating an officer-involved shooting that sent two people to the hospital on Tuesday. A day after the shooting, our crew captured the extensive damage to the gas station.
Officers fired into a black Chevy Impala at the Marathon gas station near the intersection of Grafton and Fuller in Carlisle Township.
Officials said the car fit the description of a vehicle firing shots at an Elyria apartment complex just after 4 p.m.
According to the Lorain County Sheriff's Department, the officers who fired on scene said they shot because a person inside the car was pointing a gun at them.
Two people from the Impala were taken to the hospital for their injuries. Police have not released their names or an update on their condition.
The owner of the Marathon gas station, Jim Rowe, said he was inside the store during the shooting. The damage to his store is extensive.
Rowe said multiple bullets from the officers guns hit his glass storefront. On Wednesday morning, a board replaced what was a window. A beverage cooler, telephone and cash register drawer were also hit by bullets.
Rowe said several people were at the gas station at the time of the shooting.