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Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office identifies man killed in Akron barbershop shooting

August 31, 2018

Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office identifies man killed in Akron barbershop shooting

AKRON, Ohio — The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man killed in a Tuesday barbershop shooting in Akron’s North Hill neighborhood.

William Pickett, 35, was shot multiple times in the torso at John’s Barbershop in the 200 block of East Cuyahoga Falls Avenue, the medical examiner said. 

Pickett was found dead of a gunshot wound inside the barbershop just before 7 p.m., Akron police said. 

Another 33-year-old male was shot in the leg but managed to get out of the shop, police say. He was taken to Western Reserve Hospital for treatment. An update on his status was not available Friday afternoon.

Police did not say if any arrests were made or if they have a motive for the shooting. It remains under investigation.

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