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Akron police investigating after 18-year-old was shot, killed and another person injured

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Posted at 11:05 PM, Aug 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 08:28:00-04

AKRON, Ohio — The Akron Police Department is investigating after an 18-year-old was shot and killed in the area of Rosemary Boulevard and South Arlington Street on Wednesday night, according a news release from police.

Shortly after 10 p.m., police received reports of two separate shootings near Rosemary Boulevard and South Arlington Street.

After a resident called police to report hearing multiple gunshots in the 1000 block of Rosemary Boulevard, police found an 18-year-old shot at the intersection of Rosemary Boulevard and Dahlgren Avenue. The 18-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

A second shooting victim fled the area on foot, according to police. He was later found at a business in the 1300 block of South Arlington Street. The 21-year-old was transported to Summa Akron City Hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his back.

The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy. The victim's name is being withheld pending positive identification and family notification.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call Akron police at 330-375-2490.