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6-year-old girl dies nearly 2 weeks after being shot on Akron's west side

She was caught in the line of fire when two suspects apparently argued with each other and exchanged gunshots.

AKRON, Ohio — A 6-year-old girl has died from her injuries nearly two weeks after being shot in the West Akron neighborhood.

The Summit County Medical Examiner confirms Marviya Jones passed away just before 9 p.m. Tuesday night. She had been being treated at Akron Children's Hospital.

Police say Marviya was in a car near the intersection of Copley Road and Orlando Avenue on the afternoon of Sept. 10 when she was struck by multiple bullets. EMS crews later found her on Greenwood Avenue, and another child was injured after being grazed by a gunshot.

Twenty-three-year-old Marqualle Clinkscales and 39-year-old Corey Jemison were arrested in connection with the shooting, with authorities saying the two were in an argument when both exchanged gunfire and Marviya was caught in it. Both were originally charged with felonious assault, but those charges are expected to increase in the wake of Marviya's death.

Credit: Akron Police Department
Marqualle Clinkscales and Corey Jemison.

Officials are still investigating the incident.