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Elyria police investigate murder of 48-year-old man

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ELYRIA, OH (WOIO) -

Police in Elyria are investigating the murder of a 48-year-old man.

Police tell 19 Action News Anthony Coats was found in a crashed vehicle just before 11 p.m. Sunday in the area of Lake Avenue and West River Road.

Officers had been called there for a report of shots fired. When they arrived, they discovered Coats in the vehicle, which had crashed into a utility box. Officers say Coats was the victim of a shooting.

He was rushed to Elyria Memorial Hospital, where he died.

Anyone with information is urged to call Elyria Police at 440-323-3302. 

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