The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

August 2, 2013

Man shot, woman injured on walk home

By Melissa Klaric
Herald Staff Writer

SHARON — A man was shot twice Thursday morning and his girlfriend pistol-whipped while they walked home from a drugstore in Sharon, police Chief Mike Menster said.

Two men approached the Sharon couple at about 2:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Second Avenue, pulled out a gun and demanded money.

When the couple refused to hand over anything, one of the men shot at them six times, Menster said.

Two shots hit the 25-year-old man in the leg and pelvic area, he said.

The woman, age 44, was taken treated for head injuries at a local hospital after being pistol-whipped by one of the men, police said.

The gunshot victim was taken to a trauma center of an Ohio hospital and underwent surgery.

Witnesses described one of the suspects as a black male between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet tall with a thin build. He was wearing a dark bandana around his face, a dark baseball hat, black sweatshirt, and dark pants, police said. They did not offer a description for the other suspect.

Both ran east through an alley toward Second Avenue and were not caught.