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Summit County Medical Examiner's Office identifies 17-year-old boy who died in Akron shooting Sunday night

The incident happened in the 700 block of Elma Street.

AKRON, Ohio — A 17-year-old boy is dead following a shooting in Akron on Sunday night.

The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office says Kanyae Lamb of Akron died after being shot in the neck around 8:15 p.m. Sunday night. It is being investigated as a homicide.

When officers arrived, they found the victim outside with a gunshot wound. He was taken to Akron City Hospital where he later died at 8:43 p.m. 

Kanyae Lamb was a student and football player at Akron's North High School. Akron Public Schools released the following statement to 3News:

"All of Akron Public Schools is feeling the loss of Kanyae Lamb and grieves for him—-yet another young person victimized by violence. We ask that you pray for Kanyae and his family, his fellow students, the teachers, coaches and staff. We offer our support to them in any way possible.

Akron Public Schools is offering support for grieving students and families. We ask those who need support to call North High School at 330.761.2665 to arrange for grief counseling."

Both the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Akron Police Department are investigating.

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


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