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Berea 18-year-old shot, killed near University of Akron

Published: Sep. 20, 2021 at 2:17 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 21, 2021 at 6:03 PM EDT
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AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - The Summit County Medical Examiner said the University of Akron student shot and killed early Sunday morning has been identified as Maya Noelle McFetridge, 18, of Berea.

Akron police said McFetridge was in the area of Kling and Wheeler Streets around 1:22 a.m. when a large fight broke out.

According to police, during the fight, an unknown suspect began shooting, hitting McFetridge and two others.

“We don’t believe that the victims were the intended targets,” said Akron Police Lt. Michael Miller, “There are a lot of moving parts, a lot of variables, known and unknown, and in that process, we will do a very thorough neighborhood canvass and do that neighborhood canvass again.

McFetridge was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene.

A 25-year-old man was transported to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital in critical condition.

And a 22-year-old man was taken to Summa Health Akron City Hospital in stable condition.

Lt. Miller said there were well over 100 people at the party when the fight erupted, and it is unclear if the party started at one of the neighborhood homes and spilled into the street or just developed as a large street gathering.

Akron Police, Akron city officials, and University leaders met this morning in what was called a strategy session to come up with a plan to ensure safety on campus and around campus in the community.

“We had a very productive conversation; we went over what happened this past weekend and moving forward how we can continue to work in partnership to increase the safety in and around the college campus,” said Akron Police Chief Steve Mylett.

There are no arrests.

If you have information, call any of the numbers listed below. Callers can remain anonymous.

Akron Police Department Detective Bureau: 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip

Summit County Crimestoppers: 330-434-COPS

Text a tip to TIPSCO at 274637.

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