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Feud between Akron residents leaves 4 injured in 2 separate shootings, police say

Posted: 10:50 PM, May 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-31 11:31:34-04
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AKRON, Ohio — Akron police are investigating two separate shootings that appear to be related that injured two teens and two adults late Wednesday night, according to a news release.

Shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday night, police responded to the area of Noah Avenue when they heard shots fired.

Officers found three people with gunshot wounds in the 400 block of Noah Avenue. A 15-year-old, a 16-year-old and a 20-year-old were all taken to area hospitals for treatment.

Police said some of the injuries appear to be serious, but non-life threatening.

Witnesses said the shooting victims were standing around at a party on Noah Avenue when a black four-door car drove by and an unknown male fired shots towards them.

There were at least 11 shell casing markers at the scene, according to a News 5 photographer on scene. The home at 404 Noah Avenue was struck with stray bullets, police say.

Several hours later at around 1:00 a.m., police responded to the 800 block of Raymond Street for a shooting where they found a 57-year-old man on the kitchen floor of a home with a gunshot wound to his leg.

He was transported to Cleveland Clinic Akron General with serious but not life threatening injuries. The victim told police that he heard shots fired and that's when he realized he was hit in the leg with a bullet. A car and the house on Raymond Street was also struck with stray bullets.

No further injuries were reported.

Police said the shootings appear to be related as an on-going feud between the victims on Noah Avenue and the relatives of the residents on Raymond Street.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 330-375-2490.