Police still searching for suspects that killed a former Big Red athlete

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Steubenville, OH (WTRF)- Police are still on the search for a suspect in the killing of former Stuebenville Big Red athlete, Mytia Barker.

Barker’s death is one of three shootings that occurred in 5 hour span.

The first incident happened at 12:41 AM near the intersection of Claire Avenue and Pine Street.

This is where Barker was shot, as well as another individual who has yet to be identified.

The next shooting happened n the 400-block of South Sixth Street about an hour later where a female was struck with a bullet.

The females name was not released and her condition is still unknown.

The third shooting happened around Sixth and South Streets where police found vehicles with bullet-holes.

Barker, who was the 2014 Big Red homecoming queen, has a GoFundMe set up in her name to help her family give her a proper farewell and burial.

Barker was initially taken to Trinity West after being shot and then was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital where she later died.

The Steubenville Police Department says investigations are ongoing for all three shootings but they have leads they’re working on.

This is a developing story, stick with 7News for any updates.

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