1 dead, 5 injured after shootings at Lima party

By J Swygart - jswygart@limanews.com

LIMA — One person was killed and five others suffered what police described as non life-threatening injuries as the result of a shooting early Thursday morning at the United Auto Workers hall in Lima.

The deceased individual was identified by police as Carrington Lott, 23, of Lima.

According to Jason Garlock, spokesman for the Lima Police Department, the UAW hall had been rented for a private Fourth of July party. Police were dispatched to the hall, located at 1440 Bellefontaine Ave., at about 3:45 a.m. Thursday in response to a report of multiple shots being fired.

Upon their arrival, officers found multiple victims suffering from gunshot wounds. The victims — three males and three females — were all transported to Lima hospitals for treatment of their injuries, Garlock said. Lott was pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital, the result of gunshot wounds.

Garlock said Thursday afternoon that a handgun believed to have been the weapon used in the shootings was recovered at the scene.

The names of the other victims are not being released until the families of the victims can be notified, police said Thursday afternoon.

Persons with additional information regarding the shooting are asked to contact the Lima Police Department at 419-221-5264, Detective Sean Neidemire at 419-221-5295 or Lima CrimeStoppers 419-229-STOP.


By J Swygart


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