Identity Of Clarion Shooting Victim Released – Police Call Incident A Drive-By

February 4, 2013
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The Clarion University student who was injured in what police now term a drive-by shooting has been identified as 19 year-old Rakeeah Merritt.

Clarion Borough Police say Merritt was taken to a Pittsburgh hospital after she was shot in the right leg shortly after 2:00 AM on Saturday morning.  The incident occurred on Leatherwood Drive near the university campus.

Merritt was listed in stable condition following weekend surgery.

Meanwhile, police believe they have retrieved a half dozen shells from the weapon used in the incident.  Their investigation continues, and other details of the shooting incident are still unreleased.

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