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Photos show damage at Lorain County gas station that was site of officer-involved shooting

Posted: 8:56 AM, Jul 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-03 10:35:04-04
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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.

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Aftermath of damage inside the marathon store where the Elyria officer-involved shooting happened Tuesday.

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.

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Aftermath of damage inside the marathon store where the Elyria officer-involved shooting happened Tuesday.

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.

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Aftermath of damage inside the marathon store where the Elyria officer-involved shooting happened Tuesday.

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.

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Aftermath of damage inside the marathon store where the Elyria officer-involved shooting happened Tuesday.

Rowe said several people were at the gas station at the time of the shooting.

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