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Timeline of 3 weekend shootings in Akron: 19-year-old pizza delivery driver among those shot

Akron police say a Domino's Pizza delivery driver was shot late Friday in the 700 block of Grace Avenue after multiple suspects demanded the food and his vehicle.
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AKRON, Ohio — The Akron Police Department is investigating three weekend shootings that happened in the city during the weekend – one of which claimed the life of a 55-year-old man.

Below is a timeline of the shootings as described by the Akron Police Department...

10:20 P.M. FRIDAY

The first incident happened Friday night. Police say it was around 10:20 p.m. when officers responded to the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center where a man was dropped off with gunshot wounds.

Upon their arrival, officers were directed to a 19-year-old man who was being treated by medical personnel. The victim is listed in serious condition, police said Monday.

Additional officers also responded to the scene of the shooting in the 1000 block of Lane Street.

“Preliminary indications suggest that there was an altercation that broke out during a large gathering and an unknown suspect pulled a handgun and shot the victim,” police said in a press release.

10:25 P.M. FRIDAY

Mintes later, Akron police officers responded to the 700 block of Grace Avenue in response to a separate shooting.

Upon their arrival, officers found a 19-year-old Domino’s Pizza delivery driver on the ground with apparent multiple gunshot wounds. 

Officers administered emergency first aid until EMS arrived.

The victim was rushed to an Akron hospital where he is listed in serious, but stable condition.

“Investigators believe the victim attempted to deliver food to the location and when he got there, he was met by multiple suspects, who demanded his pizza and vehicle,” police said. “During the confrontation, the victim was shot several times by an unknown subject.”

There are no arrests at this time. 

Both incidents remain under investigation.

3:30 P.M. SUNDAY

A 55-year-old man was shot and killed during an incident in the 900 block of Copley Road.

"Based on preliminary information developed, investigators believe that the victim was involved in an altercation with at least two unknown suspects before the fatal shooting," according to a press release from the Akron Police Department. 

Detectives also say it's believed the victim was struck by the suspect’s vehicle before the shooting. Investigators are working to identify the two subjects, who are considered persons of interest in connection with the fatal shooting, according to Akron police.

See the full story on this shooting HERE.

Credit: Akron Police Department
A photo of the suspect vehicle.


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