Shooter, looking to kill Akron man, opens fire in middle of neighborhood; woman shot instead

Shooter, looking to kill Akron man, opens fire in middle of neighborhood; woman shot instead
(Source: Gray Media)

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - A woman was hospitalized after a gunman sprayed bullets into her Hyde Avenue home on Thursday night.

According to Akron Police, the shooter knocked on the woman’s door and asked for a man by name.

The suspect then stepped off the porch, and opened fire toward the house--striking the woman in the thigh.

The suspect fled, and the victim was taken to Cleveland Clinic Akron General with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect was described as a black man, 19 to 24 years old and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490.

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