1 killed, 3 hurt when multiple people fired shots at a vigil in Akron

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AKRON, Ohio — One person was killed, and three were hurt when multiple people fired shots at a vigil for a murder victim Thursday night in Akron.

The shooting happened at just before 11 p.m. Thursday at the Lane Field Sporting Complex near the intersection of Vernon Odom Boulevard and East Avenue.

A candlelight vigil was held at around 10:30 p.m. on the anniversary of the death of Ronnie Travis. Travis was found shot to death in the 1200 block of Packard Drive on July 14, 2014.

There were approximately 80 to 100 people at the vigil, mostly young adults and small children.  As the vigil started, shots were fired by multiple people.

Four people were shot. One died.

The crowd then ran in all directions.

The man who died was 22 and from Akron. His name is not yet being released.

A 20-year-old male was shot in the chest several times, and a 30-year-old female was shot in the leg. A fourth victim, a 28-year-old female, was shot in the leg.

Officers at the scene of the shooting originally said two people died.



No suspects have been identified.

Anyone with information or video, including cell phone video of the vigil, is asked to contact the Akron Police Department at 330-375-2490.


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