Akron mass shooting leaves at least one dead, 24 injured

At least one person died and 24 others were injured in a mass shooting shortly after midnight Sunday at a large outdoor party at Kelly and 8th Avenue in Akron.

A 27-year-old man died in the incident, according to a news release from the Akron Police Department. According to a Summa Health spokesperson, he was dead upon arrival at the hospital.

According to spokespersons for Cleveland Clinic Akron General and Akron City, one patient at each hospital was listed in critical condition.

Akron Police Captain. Michael Miller said he was not aware of any arrests related to the shooting, and preliminary investigations indicate it was a targeted incident.

“We don’t think there’s any risk (to the public) at this point,” Miller said. “Inspectors worked around the clock, trying to identify what happened, who was there, who had a role to play.”

Police responded to several 911 calls reporting shots fired and several people injured. Soon after, several victims began showing up at local hospitals.

A firearm and several dozen shell casings were recovered at the scene, according to Akron police.

Police initially said 27 people were shot, but later revised that number to 25.

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