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1 dead, 2 injured after shooting at Akron memorial service

Posted at 10:48 PM, Jun 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-02 11:58:01-04

AKRON, Ohio — Akron police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and two injured.

The shooting happened around 6 p.m. in the 800 block of Wall Street.

When police arrived, they learned a large memorial was gathered on the street.

Police said that their preliminary investigation revealed that an unknown amount of people approached the group and started firing shots before fleeing.

Scene of shooting on Wall Street in Akron.

A 30-year-old man, later identified as Christopher Johnson, of Akron, was driven to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center by a private car. He was later pronounced dead.

Police said a 30-year-old man at the scene suffered an apparent gunshot wound and was transported to Summa Health Akron City Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A 19-year-old victim took himself to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Scene of shooting on Wall Street in Akron.

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip if you have any information on this case.