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Akron police investigating shooting that left 1 man dead, another hurt

Posted at 9:25 AM, Oct 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-17 10:17:59-04

AKRON, Ohio — One man was killed and another was injured in a shooting Friday night in Akron.

According to the Akron Police Department, the incident happened just before 6:30 p.m. at a store in the 300 block of East South Street.

When officers arrived, they found a 33-year-old man outside with a gunshot wound. The man was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died.

Authorities said a preliminary investigation indicates that two men in a Nissan, a 26-year-old and a 38-year-old, drove to the store. The 38-year-old passenger got out of the vehicle and went inside. When he came back outside, he got into an altercation with the 33-year-old. The 34-year-old pulled out a gun and shot the 38-year-old man. The 26-year-old man, who was the driver, shot back at the 33-year-old and the two drove off.

The 38-year-old man was dropped off at a nearby hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to the hand. His injuries aren’t life threatening, police said.

No charges or arrests have been made.

The 33-year-old man’s name has not been released.

The shooting remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Akron detectives at 330-375-2490 or CrimeStoppers at 33-434-COPS.

Editor's Note: A previous version of this story had incorrect information provided by police regarding the deceased man's age. This story has been updated to correct this.

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