Man found dead with gunshot wound to the head in Akron’s Grace Park

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AKRON, Ohio ( WJW)- The Akron Police Department, along with the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating a homicide that occurred over the weekend.

According to the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office, police were called to Grace Park Saturday just before 5 p.m. When officers arrived they found the 58-year-old man lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head.

According to detectives, the victim was sitting on a park bench when an unknown suspect approached him from behind and shot him.

The victim was taken to Akron City Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. His identity has not been released pending family notification.

Police are searching for the suspect who took off after the shooting.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip.

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