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AKRON, Ohio — A teenager has been arrested for his alleged role in an attempted carjacking of a 27-year-old woman who was struck and shot Saturday afternoon, according to the Akron Police Department.

Officers responded around 4:20 p.m. to a report of shots being fired at an apartment complex on Tarson Terrace in East Akron.

A 27-year-old woman, Nicholette Hilton, told officers she was unloading her groceries when an unknown man later identified himself as a 13-year-old boy, and several others tried to take her car.

During the encounter, one of the teenagers punched her in the face and attempted to drive away in her car, police said. Hilton said the teenager who hit her appeared to be around 19 years old.

“I want justice done. I want charges laid and I want them in jail, and the jail sentence is fine with me. I don’t care if they’re young,” Hilton said.

One of the teenage girls jumped out of her car as it drove and the vehicle rolled into the parking lot and into a nearby apartment building, police said.

Bob Jones | News 5 Cleveland.

Tire tracks are left after teenagers attempted to hijack a vehicle in Akron.

Several shots were fired, some of which hit the woman’s car. Police found his car riddled with bullets in the parking lot. Casings were also found and processed.

“You shot me. You could have robbed me of my children’s lives. My husband and I are all they have,” Hilton told News 5. “I was scared for my life. I can’t even go home now because I’m scared everywhere I turn they’re going to shoot at my house.”

A 13-year-old boy was found in the parking lot near the victim’s car. He was taken into custody at the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center. The police charged him with aggravated robbery and theft.

Investigators are working to determine and identify other people involved in the carjacking attempt.

Lt. Michael Miller said detectives were investigating the possibility that the group was linked to a carjacking in March on Wren Walk in which a DoorDash delivery driver, who had just taken up his post, was forced to go to a ATM machine at gunpoint and withdraw cash. The victim was then ordered to get out of the car and walk approximately one mile to his home.

Miller said the possibility of teenagers committing such brazen crimes with guns is deeply concerning.

“These kids put themselves in terrible situations, make terrible decisions that will impact the rest of their lives,” Miller said.

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