Akron teen shot multiple times, police say

October 2, 2018

Akron teen shot multiple times, police say

AKRON, Ohio — A 16-year-old male was shot multiple times Sunday afternoon while walking down a street by the Akron Zoo, police say.

The unidentified teen was taken to Akron Children’s Hospital with wounds in the buttocks and right thigh.

Police say the teen was walking at 2:30 p.m. along the 600 block of Edgewood Avenue, which is on the eastern edge of the zoo, when he was shot.

Investigators were not given a description of a suspect.

Anyone with information can call detectives at the Akron Police Department at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2TIP; the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4-WANTED; or Summit County Crimestoppers Inc. at 330-434-COPS. A text can be sent through TIPSCO to 274637 (Crimes). Callers can remain anonymous.

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