Shooting isn't a surprise to Adams Street residents

SANDUSKY East Adams Street residents said Sunday's shooting was not a surprise, yet resolve to stay
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010



East Adams Street residents said Sunday's shooting was not a surprise, yet resolve to stay in the neighborhood.

"This is one of the crossroads of the neighborhood," said Willie L. McCarty, who was passing through the neighborhood on the way home from shopping Monday afternoon.

McCarty, 51, said he has lived in the area since he was 17. He had not yet heard of the shooting.

"The way things are these days you don't know who your neighbors are," he said, adding that he lives on Meigs Street.

Others were adamant the incident would not affect them.

"This is the first time there's been a shooting," said Herman Moore. "I've been here 26 years and I've never had a problem."

Meanwhile Sandusky police are still investigating details of the shooting that left a man injured.

Police responded at about 8:11 p.m. to East Adams Street for a report of a gunshot wound and found Terrence Hanson, 36, 400 block of E. Adams St., shot in the leg.

He was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center the EMS squad. The hospital did not list Hanson as a patient Monday afternoon.

"I believe it basically went through," Sams said of the bullet to Hanson's leg.

Detectives are looking into leads on the suspected shooter, but no details were available, according to Assistant Chief Charlie Sams.

Sams said police have not recovered a weapon, but have been led to believe the shot that hit Hanson was the only bullet fired.

Charges in the shooting depend on the investigation, Sams said, but would likely include felonious assault and robbery. Police believe something was stolen from Hanson's apartment during the incident, but would not release details.

Witnesses at the scene said the shooter is a taxi driver and lives in the same apartment complex.

"Nothing surprises me here anymore," said neighbor Darlene Smallwood.

Others felt the same way.

"You expect anything around here," said Wanda Terrell, an East Adams Street resident of 32 years.