Akron, Ohio shooting leaves 1 person dead, 25 people hurt at birthday party

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Monday, June 3, 2024

Early Sunday morning, a shooting in Akron, Ohio, left one person dead and twenty four others wounded. Bullet casings and two guns were found at the scene, police said. The police received many emergency phone calls about the shooting, which happened during a birthday party shortly after midnight.

Over two hundred people were thought to have been at the street party, say police. Some people mistook the gunshots for fireworks. A doorbell camera from a neighboring house caught part of the incident on film.

The person found dead was a 27 year old male, who is currently unidentified. Police have not yet released a cause for the crime. Police have set a US$22,500 reward for more information on the shooting.