Police: 15-year-old hospitalized after being shot in chest


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Police detectives are investigating a shooting that took place Saturday afternoon at Stoner Street and Orlando Avenue, on the southeast side of the S. Hawkins Community Park in Akron.

The incident left a 15-year-old boy injured.

The officers arrived at the scene at approximately 4:38 p.m. to find the victim with a gunshot wound to the chest. The victim was rushed to Akron Children’s Hospital where he is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The detectives are still trying to determine the exact circumstances surrounding the shooting and identify the person or persons responsible.

There is no additional information available at this time.

The Akron Police Department Detective Bureau is encouraging anyone with information to call 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2 Tip. The investigation is ongoing.