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Akron Police investigating 2 shootings that took place on Wednesday

The Akron Police Department is investigating a pair of shootings that took place on Wednesday.

The Akron Police Department is investigating a pair of shootings that left two people seriously injured on Wednesday.

Officers received a call regarding the first incident around 5:10 p.m. Upon arriving at the 1200 block of Laffer Avenue, officers found a 32-year-old man inside the apartment with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital by EMS after officers provided emergency first aid.

According to the victim, whose injuries are considered non-life-threatening, he was outside an apartment when at least two unknown suspects pulled up in front of his residence. One of the suspects proceeded to exit the vehicle and confront him before firing multiple shots striking him in the arm and leg.

The victim was able to make it back inside the residence before collapsing. After the suspect jumped back into the car following the shooting, the occupants fled toward Newton Street. 

The motive for the incident remains unclear.

At 10:50 p.m., officers were called to the 2200 block of 26th Street S. W. Upon arriving, officers found a 16-year-old male with gunshot wounds.

After officers performed emergency aid, EMS transported the victim to The Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center where he is listed in serious but stable condition. A handgun was among the evidence collected at the scene to be processed.

A preliminary investigation has determined that the teen and another male went to a residence on Louisiana Avenue, where they were involved in a dispute with someone who lived at the home. Following the altercation, the teen and the other male took off running before the teen was shot by an unknown suspect in the area of 26th Street S.W. and Louisiana Avenue.

The circumstances surrounding the incident are still being investigated and detectives are working to identify suspects in both incidents.

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