AKRON, Ohio (WJW) — An investigation is underway after two were shot in Akron Sunday afternoon, police said.
Police were called to the 600 block of Vernon Odom Boulevard for reports of a shooting around 4 p.m. Upon arrival, they found a 19-year-old man and a 7-year-old boy had been hit by bullets.
The child was taken to the hospital and was taken into surgery. At last check, the child was listed as being in serious, though stable condition. More surgeries are expected in the future.
The boy was an Akron Public Schools student. The school released the following statement:
“Akron Public Schools is again feeling the full force of violence and its tragic impact on our students and families. We ask for your prayers for this little boy and his family.”
The teen, meanwhile, was shot in the leg and police said his injuries were not life-threatening.
Police said they’d offer an update when more was learned.
Those who may have any information about the shooting are asked to call authorities at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip.