Canton police investigating early morning shooting, person of interest in custody

Canton Police
Canton Police

CANTON – Two men have been arrested in connection with an incident where a 24-year-old woman was shot several times early Tuesday morning in the 1100 block of Walnut Avenue NE.

Police were called around 12:26 a.m. after the woman with multiple wounds was transported to a local hospital by a personal vehicle. The victim's injuries do not appear life threatening, Canton police Lt. Dennis Garren said.

Police arrested a 23-year-old and 21-year-old. The 23-year-old has been charged or will be charged with attempted murder and felonious assault, Garren wrote in an email Tuesday afternoon. The 21-year-old has been charged with complicity to commit felonious assault, he added.

Both have been booked into the Stark County Jail.

Garren declined to provide more details about what led to the shooting, adding that the incident is still under investigation.

Staff writer Robert Wang contributed to this report.

This article originally appeared on The Independent: Canton PD: Woman shot multiple times, person of interest in custody