Man Charged With Shooting 2 Girls At Campground

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in four eastern Ohio counties were on the lookout Tuesday for a man who allegedly shot two 11-year-old girls at a campground. They ultimately found, arrested and charged a 19-year-old Canton man.

Authorities sa

id that
the girls were staying with a friend and her
family at the campground. The friend's brother
, Mike Morris, allegedly
got in a fight with his mother,
t
hen went
outside and shot the girls, who were on the deck.

Guernsey County

Sheriff Mike McCaulley sa
id that
Morris was arrested
a
t approximately 10:15 a.m. Tuesday
and is being held in the Guernsey County
J
ail.
He
w
as charged with two counts of attempted murder.

One of the

victims, Rebecca Lewis,
was
upgraded to serious
condition at
Akron Children's Hospital after spending the entire morning in critical condition. Crystal McCalla, meanwhile, was listed in fair condition.

Both girls, who are from the Canton area, were originally

brought to a Cambridge hospital and then were moved to Akron.

McCaulley said

that
the girls were shot
at the Bucket Hill Campground, between Cambridge and Newcomerstown.

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