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Akron police investigating first homicide of 2022; 23-year-old man shot at home

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Posted at 2:01 PM, Jan 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-17 14:01:52-05

AKRON, Ohio — A 23-year-old man was shot and killed on Kling Street in Akron on Saturday, according to the Akron Police Department. It’s the first homicide of the year, police said, and the first in the city since October.

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Officers responded at 11:30 p.m. to a home in the 600 block of Kling Street in Akron.

A 23-year-old man was found unresponsive in the driveway with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest.

The victim was pronounced dead at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center. The victim’s name is being withheld pending positive identification and family notification.

Police said based on preliminary information, it appears there was a large gathering at the home.

No arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490.

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