AKRON, Ohio -- Two people were hurt when gunshots rang out at an Akron gas station early Thursday morning.

It happened at the BP station on North Portage Path and Merriman Road.

Police say witnesses report that a large crowd gathered in the gas station parking lot as several bars were closing in the Valley. Several shots were reportedly fired and a 23-year-old and 29-year-old were struck.

Police say both men were taken to Akron City Hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

Police tell WKYC it does not appear this incident is connected to the deadly shooting that happened just hours earlier in the 800 block of Sumner Street.