Ohio police detectives are looking into a shooting that took place Sunday night that killed a 1-year-old child and wounded two adults on Sunday in Akron as the city sees a surge in murders.
Police are looking for the driver a specific pickup truck that could be involved in the shooting, that happened around 9:30 pm when a suspect fired a number of shots at a home, according to an Akron police press release.
Homicide, Felonious Assault (20-97360)Detectives are investigating a shooting that left a 1-year-old child dead and…
The 1-year-old baby was taken to Summa Akron City Hospital, and the child later died.
Gunfire also hit a man and a woman, who were both hit their lower extremities, according to police. They each were being treated at a hospital for injures that were not life-threatening.
The name of the 1-year-old child is being withheld until after a positive identification. The names of the adults were also not immediately given. The connection between the three shooting victims has not yet been made clear.
No arrests have been made and police don’t even have a suspect description. Detectives are asking the public for help to identify the pickup truck they believe was used by the shooter, which they believe is a Dodge Ram.
The shooting comes after nine individuals were killed in Akron just last month, one of the city’s deadliest months since 2017, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. That’s a third of a Friday night in Chicago.
There have been 30 homicide investigations in the city so far this year, the Beacon Journal reported. Thirty-three murders were investigated in all of 2019 and 32 in 2018. The city’s at 30 now, and there’s five months to go.
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Anyone with information that could lead to finding the shooter is asked to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip. You can also call the Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS. Text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637. Callers can remain anonymous.
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