Police search for suspect after shooting in Painesville

Fox 8 file photo

Fox 8 file photo

PAINESVILLE, Ohio– The Painesville Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened Thursday afternoon.

Officers were called to the area of Mentor Avenue and Chatfield Drive shortly before 2 p.m. for a report of gunshots. Police said they found a man lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his leg.

The victim was taken to TriPoint Medical Center. His condition is unknown.

According to police, the suspect left the scene in a newer-model, white Jeep.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police department detective bureau at 440-392-5838.