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Akron police are investigating after 19-year-old shot multiple times in West Akron, later dies at hospital

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Posted at 7:31 AM, Dec 31, 2020

AKRON, Ohio — A 19-year-old was shot in West Akron and later died at a hospital Wednesday night, according to a release from the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Akron Police Department.

On Wednesday at around 10:00 p.m., officers responded to the 900 block of Baughman Street in Akron for shots fired.

A 19-year-old male was found lying on the front lawn with multiple gunshot wounds.

He was transported to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 11:12 p.m. The shooting is being investigated as a homicide.

The medical examiner will provide additional information once a positive identification has been made.

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