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Akron Police Department: 1 dead, 2 injured after gunfire exchanged

A 29-year-old man died from his injuries in the exchange of gunfire.

AKRON, Ohio — Akron police are investigating a Monday morning shooting that left one dead and two others injured.

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According to a release from Akron police, officers responded to the shooting on the 1400 block of South Main Street at approximately 11:37 a.m. When officers arrived, they attempted to give medical aid to a 26-year-old and 29-year-old victim until EMS arrived.

Shortly after discovering the first two victims, police found a third, 25-year-old victim in the 40 block of East Emerling Street. All three were transported to a nearby hospital with "various injuries".

A short time after their arrival at the hospital, the 29-year-old man had died from his injuries. The others suffered what are being described as non-life-threatening injuries. Names have not been disclosed by Akron police or medical professionals.

According to an initial investigation, it was revealed that there was an altercation between the three individuals that lead to an exchange of gunshots. Akron police officers found at least two handguns among other evidence at the scene.

No arrests have been made at this point. The investigation is ongoing.

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

You can also provide an anonymous tip to The Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS. Text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637.

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