ROCKY RIVER, Ohio - One man was killed and another injured following a double shooting in Rocky River Tuesday night. Rocky River Police said they are still searching for the person or people responsible.
“We believe this is an isolated incident. We don't have an active shooter, someone terrorizing the neighborhood,” said Rocky River Police Chief Kelly Stillman.
In a news conference Wednesday, Stillman said Michael Macgillis Jr., 39, of Rocky River, was fatally shot when he and a colleague were walking on the sidewalk of Westway Drive near Wagar Road. The two exchanged words with people inside a passing dark-colored four-door sedan with a lighter-colored bumper skin. According to police, the driver then turned the car around and shot the two.
The name of the injured victim, who police say is 43 years old and in stable condition after being shot multiple times, is not being released.
Following the shooting, officers concentrated their investigation in the front yards of two homes along Westway Drive where the shooting is believed to have taken place.
Police described the shooter's vehicle as an older four-door Sedan, dark in color with the front bumper skin being lighter in color, possibly tan.
“I was shocked when I found out. You don't expect anything like that to happen, especially in your front yard,” said Rosemary Mosier, who lives on Westway Drive, about 100 feet from where the incident happened.
Mosier didn't witness the shooting. Neither did Tom Hoffman who also lives nearby on Westway.
“It's a very small, safe community,” said Hoffman who has lived in Rocky River for two decades.
MacGillis was arrested in 2011 in Fairview Park on theft charges. He's previously been arrested on charges of domestic violence, felony assault, aggravated robbery and kidnapping.
Rocky River police are asking anyone with information to contact its department at 440-331-1234, Crime Stoppers at 216-252-7463 or report information online at http://ww.25crime.com .
Keep checking newsnet5.com for updates on this developing story.
Cedra Mayfield and Kristin Volk contributed to this story.
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