27 people shot, one killed in overnight shooting in Akron

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In the early hours of Sunday, June 2nd, the Akron Police Department’s 911 center was inundated with calls reporting gunshots in the vicinity of Kelly Ave and 8th Ave. Multiple victims were said to have been struck, officers quickly responded and arrived to the scene.

Local hospitals alerted the call center about the influx of individuals arriving at their emergency departments with gunshot wounds. The situation has resulted in a total of twenty-seven victims, with one fatality confirmed as a 27-year-old male. Authorities have recovered one firearm and numerous shell casings from the area.

As the investigation enters its initial phases, authorities are working to gather more details surrounding the incident. At this time, no specific information regarding suspects or additional victims has been released.

Individuals with any pertinent information are urged to contact the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip. Further updates will be provided as the investigation progresses.