AKRON, Ohio — The Akron Police Department is investigating the death of a 25-year-old man who was shot Thursday night in the 300 block of Howe Street.
According to the department, officers arrived around 10:30 p.m. and found the man in the front yard of a residence having sustained a gunshot wound to the chest. Multiple shell casings were found nearby.
A passerby said they saw a vehicle "fleeing the area" after shots rang out, according to police.
The man was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead. His name is being withheld pending next-of-kin notification.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Akron detectives at 330-375-2490 or CrimeStoppers at 330-434-COPS. You can also text TIPSCO and the tip to 274637. Tips can be anonymous.
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