Three people shot at Akron barbershop

Posted at 2:21 PM, Dec 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-02 12:05:37-05

Three people were injured in a shooting at an Akron barbershop Thursday.

According to Akron police, the shooting happened about 11 a.m. at the RP Blade Academy Barbershop on West Exchange Street.

A 20-year-old man walked into the barbershop and started yelling at another man who was getting his hair cut. 

The man who was getting his hair cut pulled out a gun and shot the man who was yelling at him in the torso. Two other people were also shot. A 17-year-old boy was shot in the ankle and a 49-year-old man was hit in the shoulder, police said.

Police did not release the name of the shooter or those who were shot. 

Police described the shooter as a light to mid-complexion black man between 20-30 years old, 5'6 and 140 pounds with a one-inch afro. The man was wearing black glasses (vintage), blue designer jeans with cuts on the front and gray underwear.  

Workers across the street at a dealership said the barbershop was packed at the time of the shooting. They did not hear gunshots but saw people running from the building.