AKRON, Ohio — Officials in Akron are investigating a fatal shooting the city's Goodyear Heights neighborhood Wednesday. 

Police responded to the area of Eastland and Bethany Avenues for reports of a shooting around 4:15 p.m. At the scene, blood and shell casings were found in the street, but police were unable to locate the victim. 

While on scene,officials learned that a 27-year-old female was being transported to Akron City Hospital by her 29-year-old boyfriend. 

Police learned that the woman had been a passenger in a car that stopped in the area of the shooting. While stopped, the woman exited the car and was involved in a verbal altercation with the suspect. The suspect then waved a handgun at the victim before firing several shots. 

At the hospital, the woman was pronounced dead as a result of a gunshot wound to her upper body.

The victim's identity is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of family. 

The suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction. 

Anyone with any information is encourages to contact the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490. Tips can also be made anonymously to Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS.