Deadly shooting blocks away from Akron school prompts lockdown

Posted at 7:08 PM, Jan 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-11 19:08:54-05

A shooting took place blocks away from Akron schools and prompted a lockdown on Wednesday afternoon. 

According to Akron police, the shooting took place around 3:41 p.m. Wednesday on West Thorton Street and Laurel Avenue in Akron. The scene was about a block away from the Jr. High school. 

When police arrived they found a 17-year-old boy shot multiple times, dead at the scene. They also say a 19-year-old man was a second victim. He was transported to Akron General Hospital with a non-life-threatening injury from a gunshot to the leg. 

No further information is available at this time.