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Two arrested after shots reported on Abbe Road in Elyria (UPDATED)

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    Ethan Schuster

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    Erique McBerry

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ELYRIA — Two men were arrested Tuesday after allegedly shooting at cars and houses Monday night on North Abbe Road.

Erique McBerry, 20, of Case Avenue, and Ethan Schuster, 19, of North Abbe Road, are charged with felonious assault, discharging a firearm into habitation and receiving stolen property.

Police were called to 515 N. Abbe Road at 9:06 p.m. Monday on reports of shots fired and met with a 35-year-old woman from North Ridgeville. She told police she was driving with her brother and another relative when a car pulled in front of her with two men inside covered with hoods and masks, and the passenger started shooting at her out of the front window.

The woman’s car was hit three times, but no one in the vehicle was injured, Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said. The men continued to shoot at the woman’s car until a passenger in the woman’s car took control of the wheel and steered her car off the road.

Shortly thereafter, police responded to North Abbe Road, where calls came in from residents on Rosewood Drive about more gunshots, and a witness told police the two men abandoned their guns near a fence line and drove away.

Police found a total of three guns, two of which had been reported stolen.

During the incident, bullets went into a home and a car at 673 and 675 N. Abbe Road, Costantino said. One homeowner said he was watching TV when he heard a loud boom in his bathroom and found a bullet hole in the bathroom window, which faces North Abbe Road. Costantino said a bullet came in through the window, bounced off the shower door and went through a wall of the bathroom. A neighbor was in his garage when he also heard gunshots and found his Chevrolet Cobalt had a bullet hole in the rear driver’s side door.

“These guys were just randomly shooting,” Costantino said. “Thank God no innocent person got hurt. We’re very fortunate.”

Costantino said detectives learned that the shooting began over money and threats were exchanged with the 35-year-old woman, which led to the shooting.

Contact Jodi Weinberger at 329-7245 or jweinberger@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter @Jodi_Weinberger.

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