Police looking for suspects in Warren shooting

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WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Police in Warren are investigating the shooting of a man who was hit by gunfire in his legs.

Police say Walter James Patterson, 38, was shot Sunday morning inside his Idylwild Street N.E. home.

The victim’s girlfriend made a frantic 911 call just after 11 a.m. She told police she heard a bang and saw her boyfriend fall to the ground. She didn’t know who shot him.

According to police, someone knocked on the door and when the victim answered it, he was shot.

Irene Rathbun lives two houses away and heard the two gunshots.

“I came outside. There was an ambulance and about seven cop cars,” Rathbun said.

Her daughter recorded some of the scene on a cell phone.

Rathbun said the shooting does not surprise her.

“There are gunshots on this street all the time,” she said.

During that 911 call, the victim told his girlfriend he saw the person run behind the home and into the woods.

Warren Police Capt. Robert Massucci said police are interviewing the witnesses to determine what exactly happened.

“We have no motive at this time. There were several witnesses,” he said. “We’re interviewing everybody that we can right now trying to determine reason and the suspects involved.”

Warren police are still looking for suspects in this shooting. If you have any tips, you can call Warren Police at (330) 394-2521.

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