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2 young teens dead after shooting in Akron, reports say

November 29, 2018

2 young teens dead after shooting in Akron, reports say

AKRON, Ohio — Two teens were killed Wednesday night in an apparent accidental shooting and suicide, according to reports.

Police tell WEWS Channel 5 the two boys, ages 14 and 15, were playing with a gun in the basement of a home on the 200 block of Grand Avenue at about 7 p.m. when the weapon went off. The 14-year-old boy was shot in the head.

The 15-year-old panicked and then turned the gun on himself, shooting himself in the head, WJW Channel 8 reports. Both boys were pronounced dead at Akron General Hospital.

Detectives in Akron would not comment on the shooting Wednesday night.

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