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Man in wheelchair shot overnight on East Avenue in Akron

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Posted at 7:50 AM, Aug 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-11 07:50:09-04

A wheelchair bound man was shot in the head while sitting on the front porch of a home on East Avenue in Akron late Thursday.

Akron police said the man suffered a gunshot wound to the top of the head. The wound was not considered life-threatening.

Police said the victim was paralyzed after he had been shot when he was a teenager in the early 2000's.

This shooting was the third in about a month along East Avenue between Garth and Wildwood avenues.

No suspect information has been released.