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Shooting in West Akron injures 2 women; suspect arrested

The incident took place at approximately 4:18 p.m. Saturday. When officers arrived, they observed a man and a woman exchanging gunfire.

AKRON, Ohio — Editor's note: The video above is from an unrelated crime story in the City of Akron.

A shooting in West Akron on Saturday afternoon has left 2 women in the hospital and the suspect arrested.

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The incident took place at approximately 4:18 p.m. at a residence on the 200 block of Stoddard Avenue. When officers arrived, they observed a man and a woman exchanging gunfire outside of a apartment building.

The female shooter surrendered to police as they exited their vehicles to deescalate the situation, the male shooter ran away from the scene.

Two other females were found with apparent gunshot wounds to their lower extremities. EMS was able to provide first aid until they were able to be transported to a local hospital. The victims, ages 21 and 23, were deemed to have non-life-threatening injures.

Police began searching for the male shooter and found 39-year-old Jason Turkovich hiding behind a nearby apartment building. He was taken into custody without incident and was not injured during the shooting.

The woman exchanging fire with Turkovich was not charged and was later released from police custody.

Turkovich is currently being held on three charges of felonious assault. Additional charges are likely according to the Akron Police Department.

During questioning and investigation of the incident, it was determined that the shooting stemmed from an ongoing dispute between the two and one of the injured females who are neighbors at the apartment complex. Turkovich pulled out a handgun and opened fire, the female shooter produced her own gun and fired back.

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