Shooting at hookah lounge in Akron leaves three injured


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On Saturday night, Akron Police Officers responded to a shooting at Exhale Hookah Lounge on E. Exchange Street around 11 p.m.

When officers arrived, they learned three adult male victims between the ages of 20 and 41 had been shot and were transported to nearby hospitals for medical treatment. The victims’ injuries are considered non-life-threatening.

According to preliminary reports, an unknown suspect, described as a taller, heavy-set male, fired multiple shots during an altercation. Detectives are still working to identify the suspect and determine what led up to the altercation.

Police recovered shell casings and other evidence from the scene and are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip.

The investigation is ongoing.