Man shot, killed outside South Toledo gym
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:52:49 GMT —
Toledo police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man outside of Intensity CrossFit gym on Warehouse Road early Monday.
Emergency responders received reports of the shooting shortly before 6 a.m. and found the man in critical condition. Lt. Mark King of the Toledo Police Department confirmed that the victim died not long after.
Police identified the victim as the gym's owner, 57-year-old Joseph Lengel. When officers responded to the scene, they found Lengel lying on the ground, being helped by gym members. He was transported to a Toledo hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Facebook users began leaving condolence messages for Lengel on the gym's page early Monday.
"I had the pleasure of meeting Joe earlier this year during a few drop-ins while visiting family in Toledo. It was not hard to see what an inspiration he must be to his Crossfit family. I feel privileged to have known him. Hill Country Crossfit sends our deepest condolances. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all," one user wrote.
Police said the shooting could have been a robbery, but they cannot confirm anything until after analyzing security camera footage.