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Akron house shot up twice in one night; 19-year-old man seriously injured

Posted at 12:58 PM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-11 12:58:14-04

A 19-year-old man was injured on Wednesday night when several shots were fired into a house on Akron's west side.

The shooting happened in the 900 block of Whittier Avenue around 8:30 p.m., according to police detectives. The victim told officers he was inside the home with a group of people when bullets tore through the house.

The teen was shot in the leg and was transported to a nearby hospital in serious condition, police said.

Authorities were called back to the same location several hours later after a resident reported that the house was shot up a second time. No one was injured in the second shooting, police said.

The victim said she saw a red car and a black car outside the house when the shooting happened, according to authorities. No further information has been provided.

Anyone with information is asked to call Akron police detectives at 330-375-2490 or the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4-WANTED.