MENTOR, Ohio — The Mentor Police Department is seeking information on a shooting that took place at the Great Lake Mall.
Officials responded to the parking lot of the Food Court on Monday just after 5 p.m. for reports of a gunshot. At the scene police learned, three men, all approximately 20 years old, had been involved in a physical altercation.
The first suspect, a while man was arguing in the parking lot with a black man. The two began fighting, and the first suspect pull out a handgun and fired it at the victim.
Police do not believe the suspect was struck by the gunfire.
The second suspect, a black man, exited a car and began assaulting the victims with the help of the first suspect until a bystander intervened.
The two suspects left the parking lot in a newer model white Mercedes-Benz SUV headed towards State Route 84. According to witnesses, the car had a yellow out of state license plate.
The victim ran through the parking lot near sears but was unable to be located by police.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Mentor Police at 440-255-1234. Information can be provided anonymously.