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Mansfield police investigating drive-by shooting that sent 5 to the hospital, suspect still at large

Posted at 5:19 AM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 17:59:33-04

MANSFIELD, Ohio — The Mansfield Police Department said a suspect is still at large after striking five people with gunfire during a drive-by shooting.

The alleged shooting happened around 11 p.m. on Monday night outside a residence in the 100 block at Sturges Avenue during a party, according to a Manfield police news release. About eight to 10 people were outside the house at the time of the shooting, with an unknown number of people inside.

"We feel the home was targeted for some reason. No one drives up and fires off that many rounds and strikes that many people without a reason," said Mansfield Police Department Captain Shari Robertson.

The victims — a 17-year-old boy, a 28-year-old woman, a 20-year-old woman, a 25-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman — were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment from at least one gunshot wound, according to police. Four victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries, but one woman suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was still in surgery as of Tuesday morning, according to police.

Police and detectives were on the scene for a few hours collecting evidence. Witnesses were interviewed and a search warrant was served at the location, the release states. Numerous spent shell casings, an unspecified amount of suspected drugs and other evidence was collected.

"We're asking anyone who may have home security cameras in the area, security or surveillance video to please let us know," said Robertson.

At this time, police said they do not have information about a suspect vehicle or a motive for the shooting.

If you have information that could help police, call the Mansfield Police Department at (419) 755-9724.