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Teen walking down the street in Akron shot multiple times, bystander also shot

Posted at 1:32 PM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 13:32:38-04

AKRON, Ohio — A 17-year-old teen walking down the street was shot last week in Akron. A bystander was also hit.

The shooting happened in the 500 block of Chittenden Street on May 24 around 6:30 p.m.

The teen was approached by several men who pulled out guns and opened fire. The teen sustained multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to a nearby hospital with serious injuries, police said.

A 44-year-old bystander was shot in the leg, police said. His injuries were non-life-threatening, police said.

Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call Akron police at 330-375-2490 or CrimeStoppers at 330-434-COPS.