Toledo police investigate flare gun shooting


A woman was shot in the face with a flare gun after six men jumped into her car while she was at a gas station and ordered her to drive them to another location, according to what she told Toledo police.

The woman, 36-year-old Deborah Price, told officers that she had just pulled into the gas station at Cherry and Bancroft streets about 4 a.m. Sunday when six young males jumped into her car, police records show.

She told officers she drove the suspects to a location near Page and Kent streets, records show. The suspects didn’t attempt to steal anything. As the suspects were getting out of the car, she told officers, one of them pointed a flare gun at her and shot her in the face.

She was able to drive herself to the hospital, according to police records. Her facial injuries were severe, according to records, but did not appear to be life-threatening.