(News/Talk 1480 WHBC) – Police are investigating after a man was shot in a vehicle and ended up lying on a road in Canton.
It happened a little after 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon in the area of 19th Street NE and Gross Avenue NE.
Responding officers found a man, later identified as 20-year-old Dwayne T. Jackson, of Canton, lying in the roadway.
He had been shot in the back.
The police department says their investigation revealed that Jackson was a passenger in a newer model black Jeep.
Three gunshots were heard from inside the vehicle and then Jackson either exited the vehicle or was pushed from it.
The Jeep then drove off southbound on Gross Avenue NE.
Jackson was taken to Aultman Hospital and then flown to a Cleveland hospital.
No word on his condition.
Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to contact the Canton Police Detective Bureau at (330) 489-3144.
Anonymous tips can also be sent through the city’s tip411 system.