Wounded Driver Considers Shooter’s Mindset

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AKRON, Ohio -- An Akron woman is a victim of a random shooting that happened while she was driving. 

Wylene Edwards is still in a state of disbelief. Her car is riddled with bullet holes and she is recovering from being shot twice.

Edwards was driving down Elma Street in Akron on Thursday shortly after 7 p.m. when she came upon two men walking in the middle of the road.

“I put on my flashers to signal them that I was trying to come through and they moved out of the way,” she said.

Edwards got just a little further down the street when she realized that she had been shot. 

“I heard a pow, and it hit me in the left shoulder, and then I heard another pow and it hit me in my right shoulder, and a third one that cracked the windshield,” she added.

One bullet remains in her body.

Doctors tell Edwards that it is in too intricate of a spot to be removed.

Diane Ellesin can’t believe what happened to her sister.

"She could have been paralyzed, severed her spine or shot her in the head—anything.  It could have been a lot worse,” she said. 

Edwards doesn’t believe she was targeted and doesn’t know why she was shot. 

“I don't think they were targeting me.  I just think they were in a state of mind that that's just something that they chose to do,” she said.

Edwards described her attackers as tall, slender men in their early 20s and she hopes they are found soon.

“It was no justification for what they did to me, but I would hate that it would happen to anyone else,” she said. 

 Anyone with information about this random shooting is asked to call the Akron police.

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