The Akron Zoo is a zoo in a large city in Ohio.
The zoo has a large indoor area, which is one of the reasons the attack took place.
The attack took the life of a 13-year-old girl, and is considered one of Ohio’s worst mass murders.
A zoo spokesperson told ABC News that she was shot in the neck with a handgun and is currently in critical condition.
A man is also in custody.
According to a statement from the Akron Police Department, the girl’s father, Robert Peeples, told police that he “took a shot in her neck” and was able to pull his daughter to safety.
A witness told police Peebles “tried to kill her,” according to ABC News.
The girl is reportedly in critical but stable condition.
There have been no arrests.
Akron Mayor Darryl Katz said, “We’re all praying for her.
We’re all heartbroken for her, for the family, for everyone.”
Police are investigating what caused the shooting, but no suspects have been identified.
According the Akron Beacon Journal, “The girl’s family is trying to help her by giving her medication and getting her to a hospital.”
The attack came just weeks after another Ohio mass murder, the July 5 killing of two women in a Cleveland suburb.
On July 6, a man killed his wife and then himself before turning the gun on himself, authorities said.
On Saturday, the city announced that it was reopening its zoo after a lockdown for the second time in five years.