Police investigating if 2 flare gun shootings connected

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio are investigating whether two separate flare gun shootings that injured two people in the past week are connected.

Toledo police spokesman Lt. Kevan Toney said Thursday there are different circumstances in the two incidents but adds it's highly unusual to have any shootings involving flare guns.

Both victims told officers they were shot in the face. Neither received injuries that were considered life-threatening.

The first shooting happened Sunday when a woman said six young men jumped into her car.

Police say the second shooting was in a different Toledo neighborhood on Tuesday. A 16-year-old boy told officers he was walking along a street when two young men approached and one of them shot him with a flare gun.