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1-year-old child killed, two others shot in triple shooting on 5th Avenue in Akron

Police release photo of vehicle possibly involved in the shooting
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One-year-old child killed in Akron shooting on 5th Avenue.
One-year-old child killed in Akron shooting on 5th Avenue.
One-year-old child killed in Akron shooting on 5th Avenue.
Police are investigating after a 1-year-old child was killed in a triple shooting in Akron.
Posted at 5:52 AM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 18:58:38-04

AKRON, Ohio — A 1-year-old child has died following a shooting in the 1200 block of 5th Avenue in East Akron Sunday, according to a news release from Akron Police.

Police said at around 9:30 p.m. two unknown people shot a 48-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman as they exited their vehicle in the driveway.

The child victim, a 1-year-old boy, was also shot and later died at the hospital.

The family confirmed the identity of the 1-year-old boy as Tyree Halsell.

One-year-old child killed in Akron shooting on 5th Avenue.
One-year-old child killed in Akron shooting.

The two adults shot were also taken to the hospital and were treated for what police called non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are investigating after a 1-year-old child was killed in a triple shooting in Akron.
Police are investigating after a 1-year-old child was killed in a triple shooting in Akron.

No arrests have been made in the shooting incident and no information about a suspect has been released.

"We know there were multiple shots. We know factually that there were two shooters, two suspects and we believe that two different firearms were used," said Lt. Michael Miller.

Police have released a photo of a pick-up truck possibly involved in the shooting. Police described it as a newer black or dark-colored Dodge Ram pick-up truck.

Pick up truck believed to be involved in shooting of 1-year-old boy.
Pick up truck believed to be involved in shooting of 1-year-old boy.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip. You can also call Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS or text TIPSCO with your tips to 274-637.

Callers can remain anonymous.

Summit County Crimestopppers is offering a reward up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest and indictment.