Gunfire breaks out at vigil for Canton murder victim, injuring four

Posted at 6:25 AM, Jun 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-15 22:45:46-04

Canton police are piecing together a violent night that left five people injured and one dead in a four-hour period.

The first shooting happened as about 30 people were gathered at a vigil to remember a 22-year-old man who was killed over the weekend.

Shots rang out just before 10 p.m. on Gibbs Avenue NE between 14th Street NE and Glendale Place NE as a group was gathered to remember 22-year-old Jalen Dicenzi, who was shot Sunday while driving near that intersection. He crashed into a house and died.

According to the group, someone in the sedan opened fire with what was described as a large rifle.

Four people were hit by gunfire. They transported themselves to the hospital and were treated and released from local hospitals.

Canton police said all four victims were between 17 and 22 years old.

Crime scene investigators used every letter of the alphabet to mark casings and evidence along Gibbs Avenue.

One neighbor said she's so scared about the violence that she's moving her family out.

"You're here mourning the loss of a loved one and somebody just drives by and opens fire on these people," Sharynthia Confalone told News 5. "Sick, sick world we live in anymore."

Another shooting happened at 2 a.m. on 2nd Street NW near Candy Court and just a block from Timken High School.

Officers responded to the scene after 20 shots were heard. Officers located the victim in the 900 block of W Tuscarawas with two gunshots to the lower leg. The victim was transported to Mercy Medical Hospital.

Police had nearly a dozen evidence markers lining Candy Court and were seen looking over a bicycle at the scene.

Officers located another victim on 2nd street with who died from a gunshot wound to the head. He was identified as Darian Cundiff, 47, of Canton.

Canton police said they are working to develop suspects and believe both incidents appear to be group related.