1 killed, 5 others hurt in Canton shootings

CANTON, Ohio -- Police are investigating a pair of Canton shootings in which one person was killed overnight.

The first incident happened at 9:56 p.m. Wednesday in the area of 14th Street NE and Gibbs Avenue NE. Upon their arrival, officers learned that a dark-colored sedan opened fire at a group of approximately 30 people who gathered for a vigil.

Four people were shot before the vehicle sped away. All victims were able to transport themselves to the hospital with minor injuries.

A few hours later, more than 20 gunshots were heard as two people were hit by gunfire in the 1000 block of 2nd Street NE shortly before 2 a.m.

One victim was found with two gunshots to the lower leg and taken to Mercy Medical Center. The second victim was found dead at the scene with a gunshot wound to the head.

Investigators say they believe both shootings are related.

Anybody with information is asked to call 330-489-3144.

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