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Akron: Man shot while sitting on his porch, 17-year-old suspect arrested

Akron police are still searching for two remaining suspects.

AKRON, Ohio — Akron police were called to the 800 block of Merton Avenue Friday night to investigate a shooting.

When they arrived, they found a 47-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his arm.

The victim told police that he was sitting on his porch and three people that he didn't know walked by. At some point, words were exchanged and one of the three fired multiple shots, striking the victim.

The suspect ran and the victim was taken to Summa Health Akron City Hospital where he was treated for a non-life-threatening injury.

Akron police provided an update Tuesday morning to announce that one of the suspects -- identified as a 17-year-old boy -- was taken into custody around 10 p.m. Monday after officers "found him at a residence in the 700 block of Kipling Street."

Police say the teen admitted to his role in the incident. He has now been charged with felonious assault and carry concealed weapon.

Investigators say they are working to identify the two remaining suspects.

Akron police detectives are working to identify the men involved in the shooting and are asking the community for help. Anyone with information is asked to call Akron police at 330-375-2490.

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