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Girl, 14, shot in the leg while walking down the street in Akron, Ohio

Girl, 14, shot in the leg while walking down the street in Akron, Ohio

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AKRON, Ohio (WJW) — A 14-year-old girl was shot in the leg early Thursday morning while walking to a friend’s house, according to a police report.


According to the report, city police received the call just before 3:30 a.m. and responded to the scene near the intersection of Margaret Street and Corley Street.

They found the 14-year-old girl with a gunshot wound to her left knee. She told police she and her friends were walking to a friend’s house “when she was shot by an unknown suspect in a suspicious vehicle,” the news release said.

The girl was taken to Akron Children’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers found the bullet casing nearby.

The incident is still under investigation.