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18-year-old male killed in shooting on Brittain Road in Akron

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Posted at 10:41 PM, Jul 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-27 15:20:31-04

AKRON, Ohio — An 18-year-old male was killed in a shooting that occurred in Akron Monday afternoon, according to the Akron Police Department.

Around 5:45 p.m., officers received numerous calls about a shooting that had occurred in the 1600 block of Brittain Road.

Once on scene, officers found an unresponsive male with apparent gunshot wounds behind a nearby residence.

The victim, identified as 18-year-old Kyree J. Young from Akron, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Preliminary information indicates there was an altercation and the Young was shot by an unknown individual who fled the scene.

The shooting remains under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call police at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip.

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