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At least 1 dead, 24 injured after mass shooting at block party in Akron, Ohio

Several people are reportedly injured and taken to area hospitals, which have been placed on lockdown as a precaution.



Just after midnight Sunday, June 2, the Akron Police Department 911 center received several calls regarding shots being fired in the area of Kelly Ave. and 8th Ave. with multiple victims being reported as struck.

Officers were immediately dispatched and responded to the area.

Shortly after those calls came in, the dispatch center received notifications from local hospitals that multiple persons were arriving in the emergency departments with gunshot wounds.

In total, there are 25 gunshot victims, including one confirmed fatality.

The investigation is in its preliminary stages and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

No further suspect or victim information is available at this time.

The wounded were rushed to nearby hospitals, while police swarmed the scene recovering dozens of shell casings and a single gun.

Despite their efforts, no suspects have been apprehended yet.

Summa Health Akron Campus [formerly Akron City Hospital] is treating victims of the recent shooting. According to police, some of the 27 injured individuals arrived at the emergency room on their own.

The ER entrance is currently secured by police tape, and surrounding roads are closed.

A woman named Jennifer Henderson Robinson informed Channel3 NOW, “I am currently sitting outside Akron General. My husband is a patient in the Emergency Department, which is on lockdown, and I am unable to enter. I called the hospital, and they confirmed that there was a shooting and that the ED is on lockdown.”

A woman named Sarah Ostrander stated, “I work at Akron City, and multiple gunshot victims have been brought here. Akron General, Barberton, and Akron City are all on lockdown.”

Police ask public to please stay out of the area.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact detectives at 330-375-2490 or Summit County Crime Stoppers at 330-434-COPS.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.