By Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2020

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A 6-year-old girl who was shot and wounded during a shootout on an Akron street earlier this month has died from her injuries.

The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office said Mar’Viyah Jones, of Akron, died at a hospital Tuesday night.

Jones was wounded on Sept. 10, when authorities say two men in vehicles began arguing and then started shooting at each other. Jones was among six children riding in one of the vehicles, and she was shot along with another child, who suffered a graze wound.

Marqualle Clinkscales, 23, allegedly fired the shots that struck the vehicle with the children inside. He’s been charged with two counts of felonious assault and tampering with evidence.

Corey Jemison, 39, who was driving the vehicle Jones was in, is charged with felonious assault and a weapons count.

It’s not known if either man has retained an attorney.

Authorities have not said what the men were arguing about. They said Wednesday that the investigation is ongoing, and both men could face further charges.

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