Nighttime shooting on Ohio street leaves 1 dead, 24 others injured

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Akron’s mayor and police chief called on witnesses to come forward with information about a mass shooting in the Ohio city that killed one person and injured 24 others, including some seriously.

“This is a tragic incident that has affected our entire community,” said Mayor Shammas Malik. “The number of victims is shocking and disconcerting. I want to be very clear: Anyone involved in last night’s shooting will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”

The shooting Sunday morning killed a 27-year-old man, whose identity was not immediately released. The injured ranged in age from 19 to 43, Police Chief Brian Harding said.

There were 25 casualties, including the deceased man, and at least two injured people remained in critical condition. Others suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Akron police Capt. Michael Miller said Sunday.

No arrests were immediately reported and police asked anyone with information to call detectives.

Rewards totaling $22,500 for information leading to the arrest of a suspect were offered by three agencies: $5,000 from Summit County Crime Stoppers, $7,500 from the U.S. Marshal’s Service and up to $10,000 from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Akron officials. said.

“We need to hold people accountable when they commit violence. This is the only way to keep our communities safe,” Malik said.

Investigators found two handguns and more than 35 bullet casings at the scene of the outdoor party where the shooting took place, Harding said.

Shortly afterward, local hospitals notified emergency dispatchers that several victims with gunshot wounds were arriving at their emergency departments, police said.

There was a street party in the neighborhood before the gunfire broke out and an anonymous witness at the scene said hundreds of people were having fun with everyone in white T-shirts and “women in the street.” top of vehicles dancing,” WEWS-TV reported.

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