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2 teens charged for shooting gun in Akron neighborhood

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Posted at 10:29 AM, Jun 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-18 10:29:35-04

AKRON, Ohio — Two 14-year-olds in Akron have been charged for allegedly shooting a gun in Akron's North Hill neighborhood Thursday.

Officers responded to the 700 block of Dayton Street around 5:45 p.m. for a call of shots fired. Officers found shell casings and other evidence while on scene, Akron police said.

Four teens were later located in the backyard of a home in the 800 block of Patterson Avenue, according to police. One of the teens was carrying a loaded handgun.

A preliminary investigation indicates that one of the teens fired the weapon on Dayton Street and then gave it to another teen prior to officers arriving, police said.

The two 14-year-olds were charged with discharging firearms and carrying concealed weapons, police said. Following their arrests, the teens were take to Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.

Police didn't say if the other two teens are facing charges.

The matter remains under investigation.

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