Lima man arrested after allegedly firing 13 shots into crowd

LIMA — A Lima man is in custody after allegedly firing 13 shots into a crowd of people who’d gathered to fight Saturday night, according to the Lima Police Department.

Lima Police Department officers went to the 700 block of West Vine Street at around 11 p.m. Saturday to investigate shots fired.

During their investigation, officers learned there was an ongoing dispute between two groups, including one that lived in that block. The two sides purposely set a meeting in the area “for the purpose of fighting,” LPD Detective Steven Stechschulte said in a press release.

Police said David A. Johnson, 42, of Lima, fired 13 shots at the crowd while standing in the street. Several shots hit a car parked in a travel lane, and two shots struck pedestrians “who were in the area as a result of the feud,” Stechschulte said in the press release.

Angel Nicely, 30, and Mark Collins, 27, both of Lima, were shot and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Both were treated for gunshot wounds at Lima Memorial Health System and later released.

Police arrested Johnson on suspicion of felonious assault. The incident remains under investigation.