FULL STORY Police are investigating a shooting that sent a 19-year-old woman to the hospital with a leg wound early Sunday morning.
Several people called 911 at about 4 a.m. to report several shots fired at Clay and Filmore streets. Officers arrived to find multiple vehicles leaving the area, though several people were still milling around.
Officers located 14 shell casings of two different types: 9 mm Luger and .45-caliber automatic.
Police spoke with several people in the area, all of whom said they’d seen nothing and didn’t know what happened.
The victim, Ashley Campbell, has also not been cooperative, Sandusky interim police Chief Jim Lang said.
“We think she knows who did it, but she’s not saying anything,” Lang said.
Residents said people gather in the area at night nearly every weekend, attending parties at 1613 Filmore St., a large, partially boarded-up gray house at the corner.
“It’s generally late at night that you hear a lot of noise down there,” said Clinton Bennett, one resident in that area. “I hear people hollering and talking down there.”
Neighbors said there is noise and occasional fighting, but nothing as serious as what happened Sunday.
Jasmine Redding, one of the neighbors who called 911, said there were two altercations Sunday morning.
At about midnight, it appeared a woman was trying to pick a fight with a group of people, but the others just left. Then shortly before 4 a.m., Redding heard at least 10 shots.
She didn’t see anything, but said two men were firing weapons.
Redding said she went to the window and saw a group of people in her neighbor’s yard, gathered around a woman dressed in a flapper costume. Campbell’s friends took her to the hospital.
Bobby Prophet, 21, of Columbus, said he was visiting family at 1613 Filmore St., where several relatives had gathered for “family time.”
The people involved in the fight and shooting had nothing to do with his family, Prophet said, adding that his family turned down the music and ended their get-together when the police arrived.
“We had to shut it down because it was too much,” he said. “We were like man, forget that, we don’t want the police coming, asking us no questions.”
Prophet said no one hosts parties at the home, and only family attended the gathering this weekend.