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4/3/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Bath police seeking witnesses to shooting

BATH — The Bath Police Department (PD) is seeking witnesses to a March 28 shooting at the West Market Plaza, located at 3800 Medina Road.

A 44-year-old Medina man sustained a gunshot wound to his abdomen after a verbal altercation at 5:25 p.m., according to Bath PD officials.

The suspects fled the shooting in a motor vehicle described as a gray low-profile sports car, according to Bath PD. The color was a shade of gray described as neither primer nor metallic, and the vehicle had a raised spoiler on the trunk and black rims. The right rear windows and back window were tinted black, and the muffler was a loud performance-style muffler.

Following the shooting, the vehicle traveled north on North Cleveland-Massillon Road and turned southeast onto Ghent Road, and it was last seen at the traffic light at Ghent Road and the entrance ramp to Interstate 77 northbound, according to Bath PD.

The vehicle was occupied by three males. Two were described as black. No description of the third male, who was seated behind the rear seat tinted window, is available, according to Bath PD.

The victim, a former Navy Seal, attempted to follow the suspects but realized he was bleeding profusely, according to Bath PD. He drove himself to the Bath PD to seek help. Bath Fire Department personnel administered first aid and transported him to a local hospital.

Police are reviewing numerous videos from local businesses to determine if the crime was recorded.

Anyone who may have witnessed the altercation or vehicle fleeing the scene is asked to contact the Bath PD at 330-666-3736. Anyone recognizing the vehicle description is asked to contact Detective Dan Lance at 330-666-3736 or dlance@bathtownship.org.

Ariel Hakim contributed to this report.

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