Mass shooting in Akron: 1 dead amid 25 gunshot victims

Akron police there is one confirmed fatality involving a 27-year-old man.

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AKRON, Ohio — One man is dead and more than 20 others left injured following an overnight mass shooting at a block party in Akron early Sunday morning.

The Akron Police Department responded to the area of Kelly and 8th Avenue for several reports of shots fired shortly after midnight.

“Shortly after those calls came in, the call center received notifications from local hospitals that multiple persons were arriving in the emergency departments with gunshot wounds,” according to Akron police.

Earlier Sunday morning, Akron police had said it was believed there were 27 total gunshot victims, but updated information released in a statement from Mayor Shammas Malik and Police Chief Brian Harding shortly after 10:30 a.m. Sunday clarified those details to say the total number of victims is 25 — including a 27-year-old man who has died.

“One firearm and several dozen casings have been recovered from the scene,” according to a press release from Akron police.

It is unclear what led to the shooting and no arrests have been made at this time.

“The investigation is in its preliminary stages and more information will be provided when it becomes available,” according to Akron police.

Anybody with information is asked to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip.

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