2 shot outside Ravenna bar, suspect arrested two blocks away

A Saturday morning altercation outside of a bar ended in gunfire where two people were shot.

The shooting happened at around 12:36 a.m. in the parking lot of The Den Lounge, according to Ravenna police.

Officers said the two victims were transported by ambulance to Robinson Memorial Hospital. One victim was later transferred to Akron City Hospital due to the severity of injuries.

Police said injuries to both victims' were in the lower extremities of their bodies and were not considered life threatening.

During the investigation, officers learned that the shooting suspect fled from the scene, but didn't get far.

Police arrested Brian L. Weems III, 37, two blocks away from the bar.

Weems was taken to the Portage County Jail on two felonious assault charges.

The investigation is on-going.

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