AKRON-- A stunning tragedy in an Akron neighborhood. Police are searching for a killer who gunned down four people in an apartment in the North Hill section of the city.
All afternoon, distraught men and women gathered at the Kimlyn Circle Apartments on Independence Ave in Akron.
They are desperate to know whether their loved ones are one of four people, two men and two women, found shot to death in the basement around 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
From the air, SkyFOX captured investigators as they searched for evidence.
"I just feel that it's wrong that they out here killing each other and for what? What is it solving? It's not solving anything. Now I have a 24-year-old son that I have to put away and for what? Can you please just tell me why?" said April Roberts, who believes her son Ronald Roberts is one of the victims.
As of Thursday evening, the Summit County Medical Examiner had not positively identified the bodies inside.
"He was a good kid. He liked to play games; he liked to play PlayStation; he liked to play basketball. He was a good looking, good dressing kid," said Donald Roberts, Ronald's brother.
Regina Cheatham came to the scene with a picture of her 19-year-old niece, Maria Nash, after hearing that her body was also inside.
"I've called her phone several times and she hasn't picked up and she always picks up for me. We are very close; she was like my daughter," Cheatham said.
Akron police said a friend went to the apartment to check on the victims and discovered the bodies.
"They didn't answer the phone this morning, so the friend came over to see why wasn't they answering the phone and when he got here the door was wide open; so he went in calling their names. Then he seen shells, so he went in the basement," said Deon Walters, Ronald's grandfather.
"Our officers came out here to investigate that, did not get an answer at the door; they did force entry into the house and they located the four victims in the basement on the floor. I can tell you that multiple shots were fired inside the basement," said Lt. Rick Edwards.
Investigators believe all four victims are in their late teens or early twenties.
"My son was the life of the party. My son was very talented; he could draw; he could rap. But, my son would have gave you the shirt off his back. My son would not have done anything, for anything like this to happen to my son," said April Roberts.