Ohio State Highway Patrol investigates shooting on Interstate 77

Canton The Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a shooting that occurred on Interstate 77, Wednesday, August 24, 2016. at approximately 3:43 AM. A trooper with the Canton Post stopped with a 2005 Kia mini-van on IR 77 southbound near milepost 106 in the City of Canton.

Upon approaching the vehicle it was determined the vehicle was abandoned and had multiple bullet holes on the passenger and blood inside the vehicle. Initial investigation has revealed the victim was fired upon while driving on Interstate 77 and fled on foot from the vehicle to a nearby residence for help after being shot in the hand and grazed on the back of the head.

The victim was transported to Mercy Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries and is currently being treated and interviewed by Highway Patrol investigators.

This case remains under investigation.