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EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was updated at 10 a.m. on Oct. 20 by Mansfield Police.

MANSFIELD -- As many as five people were shot late Monday night in what Mansfield police described as a "drive-by shooting" at 136 Sturges Avenue.

According to a statement the MPD posted on Facebook around midnight, "The Mansfield Division of Police is currently investigating a shooting incident that occurred in the 100 block of Sturges Avenue at approximately 10:58 p.m. on Monday Oct. 19, 2020.

"Initial reports are indicating that approximately five individuals were struck by gunfire in a 'drive by shooting' and are currently being treated for their injuries at an area hospital."

The victims, five in total, were struck while outside of the residence during a party and after several gunshots came from a passing vehicle, police said. Approximately 8-10 people were outside the house at the time of the shooting, with an unknown number of additional people inside the residence.

All five victims, including a 17-year-old juvenile, were transported to a local hospital for treatment while suffering from at least one gunshot wound, police reported. The other victims include a 28-year-old female, a 20-year-old female, a 25-year-old male and an 18-year-old female.

One female victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was still in surgery as of early Tuesday morning.

"I was recently advised that four of the shooting victims suffered non-life threatening injuries while the fifth victim, who had been taken into surgery with multiple gunshot wounds, was still being treated at a local hospital," Capt. Shari Robertson said. "The Division has not received an update on that female’s condition and her identity is not being released at this time."

There are no additional medical updates available.

Major Crimes detectives responded to the scene to assist patrol units and interview several witnesses. A search warrant was served at the location and numerous spent shell casings as well as an unspecified amount of suspected drugs and other evidence was collected.

There is no suspect and/or vehicle information to release at this time as Detectives are attempting to obtain any information that may be helpful in the case as they follow-up on leads.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Major Crimes Detective Larry Schacherer at 419-755-9766 or Lt. Rob Skropits at 419-755-9755.

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