An 80-year-old Ohio pastor was shot after being caught in a drive-by shooting last week.
The drive-by shooting reportedly occurred around 5:30 p.m. last Tuesday when the elderly pastor was on the ground changing a tire in Summit County, an Akron police spokesman said. The pastor was reportedly trying to change a flat tire for a woman outside her Lovers Lane home.
While he was changing the tire, one of the bullets hit him in the bead.
A preliminary investigation found that several masked suspects fired the shots from a red Chevy Trailblazer, footage from a neighbor’s doorbell camera showed.
“Four children were in a red car, a red SUV,” the victim’s wife told police, according to WOIO. “Then they drove up there, and I was looking, I didn’t think anything about it. And then I reached into my car for a drink and pop, pop, pop. And then, I fell in the car and they came around here shooting at the house, I guess I don’t know what they were shooting at.”
“I’m thinking it’s firecrackers,” a neighbor told police. “I’m on the porch watching TV. I feel, you know how you listen to the tires? I sit and look, and I see two guns out the window and they’re pointing at this house shooting.”
“They started shooting right there at that house and then they kept coming here shooting, and my husband was helping change a tire,” the victim’s wife said.
Akron police were able to locate the suspect’s car, however it was unoccupied.
No arrests were made at the time of the report.
Police asked If you have any information regarding this crime, or can identify the three suspects, please contact the Akron Police Detective Bureau, at 330-375-2490; the APD information line at 330-375-2TIP; or Summit County Crimestoppers, Inc. at 330-434-COPS (2677).