1 dead, 1 injured in Ashtabula shooting outside O’Reilly Auto Parts, police say

Published: May. 5, 2023 at 5:41 PM EDT
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ASHTABULA, Ohio (WOIO) - One person was killed and another was injured in a shooting outside an auto parts store on Friday afternoon, according to the Ashtabula Police Department.

Police say officers were called out for a shooting around 3 p.m. at O’Reilly Auto Parts located at 1124 West Prospect Road.

One woman has died as a result of the shooting, police say.

Police say a man was seriously injured and was initially taken to an Ashtabula hospital but later life-flighted to a Cleveland hospital.

19 News spoke with a woman who watched the horrifying tragedy happen from her home across the street.

“Just very grateful to still be here,” said Kellie Hathaway. “Just a little shaky but I’ll be alright.”

Mike and Kellie Hathaway live across the street from the auto parts store where a woman was shot to death Friday afternoon.

“I heard a popping noise, and I wasn’t for sure what it was so I looked out the window when I heard it again and I seen the guy at the silver car and I heard it twice, the gunshot, and then I turned around I was getting my laundry ready to go and all the sudden I heard something in the house,” she recalled.

Kellie said she was doing laundry when she heard at least six shots and some of those bullets hit her home.

“It ended up right here,” Mike said, pointing at the bullet hole. “The casing is still in my freezer and my wife was sitting right there. I got grandkids that play on my porch and a bullet comes through here!”

Officers located the suspect, not far from the shooting scene and he is now in custody, police say.

“The guy was out here he was running from the back of the building to the front and just waving a gun around acting all crazy,” Kellie said. “All I saw was a gray sweatshirt and he had a beard and I saw the gun and him pointing it into the silver car.”

No information was released on the victims’ or suspect’s identity.

This is a developing story. Return to 19 News for updates.