Maple Heights man shot and killed, found on drive of a middle school

MAPLE HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - The Maple Heights Police Department said a 20-year-old man was shot and killed near a middle school on Wednesday.

Police said around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday officers received a call about a large amount of people fighting.

Investigators said dispatchers were told shots were also being fired and a man had been shot.

Authorities said officers responded to the 5400 block of Mayville Avenue.

There were several groups of people at Milkovich Middle School, according to police.

Officers found 20-year-old Darnez Canion lying in the drive of the school with an apparent gunshot wound, according to investigators.

Police said officers began to perform CPR, he was transported to the Bedford Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators said two parties were taken into custody at this time.

Charges are pending, anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 216-587-9624.

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