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21-year-old woman fighting for her life after being caught in crossfire while inside car, Akron police say

Posted at 10:56 AM, Apr 15, 2022

AKRON, Ohio — A 21-year-old woman is fighting for her life after police said she was possibly caught in the crossfire and shot while inside a car traveling through Akron's Summit Lake neighborhood Thursday.

Officers said at approximately 7:30 p.m. Thursday, the 21-year-old female victim was a passenger in a car traveling
in the 1400 block of Rockaway Street when she was shot.

1400 block of Rockaway Avenue where a 21-year-old woman was shot while riding in a car.

Police believe there was some sort of exchange of gunfire in the street and the 21-year-old victim was caught in the crossfire. Police said one of the rounds entered through the back car window and struck the victim. Her injuries are considered life-threatening.

At the scene, investigators found shell casings from three different guns, which led them to believe there was more than one shooter.

She was transported to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center.

While police were at the hospital, a vehicle arrived with a 19-year-old shooting victim who was shot in her lower body. She told police she was in the area of Rockaway Street when shots were fired. Her injuries are not life-threatening, police said.

No arrests have been made, police said.

On Friday afternoon, Akron police released an image from a neighborhood surveillance camera that they say shows one of the individuals and cars involved.

Still image of one of the individuals and cars involved, according to police, from a neighborhood surveillance camera.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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