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2 people injured in a drive-by shooting on Newton Avenue in Canton

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Posted at 10:03 AM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 10:03:09-04

CANTON, Ohio — Two people were shot in a drive-by shooting on Newton Avenue N.W. in Canton Wednesday morning.

Officers responded shortly after midnight to the 700 block of Newton Avenue N.W. to investigate a report of a shooting.

Two people were found on the ground with several apparent gunshot wounds, police said.

Detectives believe the alleged shooters were inside a passing vehicle when they fired shots at the two victims, a nearby parked car and a residence on Newton Avenue N.W.

The victim’s conditions are unknown at this time. The vehicle involved in the drive-by shooting is believed to be a light-colored minivan.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Canton Police Detective Bureau at 330-489-3144.