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Lyndhurst shooting update: Police searching for 2008 Volkswagen Jetta with heavily tinted windows

Plate: HBG-7262
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Posted at 10:28 PM, May 08, 2022

LYNDHURST, Ohio — The Lyndhurst Police Department is searching for a 2008 blue Volkswagen Jetta with heavily tinted windows that is wanted in connection to a shooting that happened in the parking lot at Mayfield and Biltmore roads and that left a man critically injured on Sunday.

The vehicle, with plate HBG-7262, was reported stolen on May 1 from Warrensville Heights.

The shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. in the 5400 block of Mayfield Road.

According to police, multiple people called 911 to report a man shot. When officers arrived, they found a man in a vehicle parked in the lot who had sustained at least one gunshot wound. The man was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and was last known to be in critical condition.

Police confirmed the victim is Dailyn B. Ferguson, the 23-year-old owner of DFKickz.

Lyndhurst’s Police Chief Pat Rhode called it a targeted shooting in this bedroom community.

“On Mother’s Day, it’s beyond speechless,” Rhode said.

A handful of evidence markers were visible in the plaza parking lot when News 5 crews arrived on Sunday.

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An Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation agent was also on scene assisting Lyndhurst police officers.

Authorities say a preliminary investigation indicates a Volkswagen Jetta pulled into the plaza parking lot and a person shot at the man who was sitting in his car. The vehicle drove off immediately after the shooting and headed south on Biltmore Road.

“Clearly in the middle of the afternoon early evening on Mother’s day they didn’t think twice about perpetrating this crime,” Rhode said.

No suspects have been identified.

Police are unclear on the motive and believe the shooting was an isolated incident.

An employee who works at Gilbert's Tavern on the other side of Mayfield Road told News 5 two bullets struck the bar's sign.

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Sydney Sears works next door to DF Kickz.

She’s been only with her job a week but the shooting rattled her enough to eat lunch inside instead of her car like she had been doing.

“It’s kind of a different Monday coming in and seeing tape get cleared up in front of the store next door to us. I really thought like this is a nice area something I would have never expected from here,” said Sears.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Lyndhurst Police Department Detective Bureau at 440-442-1234 x181 or CrimeStoppers at 216-25-CRIME. You can also leave a tip at Reward money may be available for the successful arrest and prosecution of the shooter.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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