Teen killed, school placed on lockdown after Akron shooting


AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio middle school was placed on lockdown after gunfire erupted nearby, leaving a 17-year-old boy dead and another teen wounded.

Lt. Rick Edwards says officers were dispatched to an intersection in Akron just before 4 p.m. Wednesday following reports of the shooting.

There police found a 17-year-old boy lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 19-year-old man who was shot in the leg was taken to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center for treatment. His injuries aren’t considered life-threatening.

The nearby Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts had approximately 35 students in the building at the time.

A motive for the shooting remains unclear. Police currently have no suspects in custody. An investigation is ongoing.

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