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18-year-old student killed in shooting near University of Akron early Sunday identified

Maya Noelle McFetridge
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Posted at 10:09 AM, Sep 19, 2021

AKRON, Ohio — Akron police are investigating a shooting early Sunday morning that left one dead and two injured. The 18-year-old student who was killed was identified on Monday.

The shooting happened before 1:30 a.m. near Kling and Wheeler streets near the University of Akron.

According to police, officers were patrolling the area, when they were flagged down by someone waving a gun.

When police arrived, they found three victims.

Police said based on preliminary information, there was a large gathering and people were reportedly fighting in the street. During an altercation, an unknown person began shooting and the victims were struck during the fight.

An 18-year-old woman, who was a student at the University of Akron, was found with an apparent gunshot wound to her chest and was pronounced dead at the scene. She was identified by the Summit County Medical Examiner on Monday as Maya Noelle McFetridge, from Berea.

A 25-year-old man was transported to the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital in critical condition.

The third victim, a 22-year-old man, was taken to Summa Health Akron City Hospital. He is in stable condition and his injuries are non-life-threatening.

No arrests have been made.

The University of Akron said it has called its Crisis – Assessment – Referral – Evaluation Team to coordinate resources for those in need to meet with counseling staff following the incident.

"The University has been and will continue to work with the City of Akron to develop and refine ways to reduce violence in the areas on the perimeter of campus, particularly south of Exchange Street," the school said.

In a meeting on Monday, the University of Akron spoke with the mayor, Akron police chief and other city officials to create a plan to address the crime on and near campus.