Police investigate shooting

FOSTORIA — Police are investigating the shooting of a 19-year-old Fostoria man this weekend, despite limited cooperation by the victim and witnesses.

According to Capt. Patrick Brooks, officers responded to the 1200 block of Beier Drive shortly before 4:30 a.m. Saturday and found Thomas Breitigam Jr., 19, had suffered a serious gunshot wound to the lower leg.

He was taken by ambulance to ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital and was later taken by air ambulance to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. A spokesperson there said Sunday there was no report available on his condition.

“Upon initial look by officers on scene, it may have possibly been a shotgun blast,” Brooks said. “But we don’t know specifically what kind of weapon was used.”

Brooks said no suspects have yet been identified, as Breitigam and the many witnesses at the scene are providing detectives with “very limited cooperation.”

Brooks asks anyone with information on the incident to contact the Fostoria Police Department at 419-435-8573. Callers may remain anonymous.


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