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The Suburbanite
  • Shooting victim, dropped at Canton gas station, dies

  • A Canton 17-year-old boy died from gunshot wound to the head. The victim had been driven to a downtown-area gasoline station where the driver urged employees to call 911 and then fled on foot.

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  • A 17-year-old left at a gas station Sunday evening after being shot in his head was declared dead Monday.
    Anthony L. Moore, who lived in the 1500 block of Gateway Boulevard SE, was driven to the BP at 1200 Market Ave. N.
    Footage captured by a security camera at the gasoline station shows Moore was in the passenger-side front seat of a car driven into the parking lot by a young man.
    The young man approaches the BP customer service counter and then quickly leaves. While leaving, he opens the passenger-side door next to Moore, and continues on foot.
    Moore is left inside the vehicle.
    “All I know is he had a gunshot wound to the head,”  Capt. Dave Davis, a Canton police detective, said. “The driver of the vehicle apparently left him there and took off. We believe the driver of the car told the clerk to call 911 and left. He is a person of interest. We would definitely like to talk to him.”
    Moore, according to police reports, was taken to Aultman Hospital.
    He was pronounced dead around 11:25 a.m. Monday, according to the Stark County Coroner’s office.
    Moore arrived at the gasoline station shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday. The shooting, according to police, occurred near Shorb Avenue and Ninth Street NW — about a half mile southwest of the BP station.
    “Why didn’t he take him to the hospital?” Khaled Nahal, part owner of the BP gasoline station, said. “He could have done the same thing in the hospital parking lot. That, to me, was a waste of time. Coming to BP, what am I going to do for him?”
    Moore was a McKinley High School student. As of Monday, city police were not able to provide details surrounding the shooting.
    The gasoline station employee who was behind the counter when the driver arrived was Sam Ghazali. The video from the gasoline station shows the young man briefly saying something to Ghazali.
    “He said, ‘Call 911! Call 911!’ ” Ghazali said. “He was a little scared. We called 911. And some lady was out there (in the lot) and she said, ‘He has got a gun!’ ”