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Man killed in afternoon Akron shooting

Authorities say the victim was found in the 1000 block of Vernon Odom Boulevard.

AKRON, Ohio — Editor's note: Video at the top of this story was originally published on Jan. 4, 2021.

A 37-year-old man is dead following an afternoon shooting in Akron

The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office says officers responded to the 1000 block of Vernon Odom Boulevard around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a call for shots fired.

“Once officers arrived at the scene they discovered the victim lying in a driveway with multiple gunshot wounds,” according to a press release from the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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The man was later pronounced dead at the scene as of 3:12 p.m. His name has not yet been released. The Akron Police Department is assisting with the investigation.

No additional details were immediately available, but we will update this story once more information is released.


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