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2 die in separate weekend shootings in Akron

One victim is a 36-year-old man, while the other is a 34-year-old woman.

AKRON, Ohio — The Akron Police Department and Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating two deadly shootings that happened during the weekend.

The first was reported around 3:15 p.m. Saturday when officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of Wildwood Avenue. That’s where authorities say they found a 36-year-old man on a driveway with a gunshot wound to the torso.

He was taken to an Akron hospital where he later died at 3:58 p.m.

Investigators say there was "some type of altercation between the victim and the shooter" in the moments before the deadly shooting.

Police say 36-year-old Dontae Foster later surrendered to authorities and charged with murder.

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The second incident happened around 2:20 a.m. Monday in the 2200 block of Maryland Avenue. Upon their arrival, officers found a 34-year-old woman with a gunshot wound, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office.

She was taken to an Akron hospital where she later died at 2:45 p.m.

Akron police say the exact circumstances surrounding the shooting are unknown. Anybody with information is asked to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Their names have not yet been released, but the Summit County Medical Examiner says an update will be provided.


Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated crime story on July 24, 2022.

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