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16-year-old Whitmer student killed in west Toledo shooting overnight

According to police, 16-year-old Neiko McIntyre was shot and killed Saturday morning on Orville Street.

TOLEDO, Ohio — A 16-year-old boy is dead following a shooting early on Saturday morning.

Toledo police were called to the scene of a person shot in the 200 block of Orville Drive near North Detroit Avenue around 2:30 a.m.

When officers arrived, they located Neiko McIntyre, 16, suffering from at least one gunshot wound in the middle of the street. McIntyre was pronounced dead at the scene.

Whitmer High School officials confirm that McIntyre was a student at the school.

This is the 14th homicide in Toledo this year and the sixth homicide in the past week alone.

McIntyre is the third juvenile to be a victim of homicide in the city this year.

Earlier in the week, 7-month-old Desire Hughes was killed in a drive-by shooting while in her car seat in the car with her father.

In February, 10-year-old Damia Ezell was shot in a drive-by shooting in the Old West End.

In 2021, there were 10 homicide victims in the city under the age of 18 out of a total of 70 homicides.

As of Saturday evening, no suspects have been arrested in Saturday morning's shooting.

Detectives have opened an investigation and are investigating the shooting as a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call or text Crime Stoppers at 419-255-1111.



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