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1 dead, 2 injured after shooting at Akron memorial service

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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.

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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.

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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.