Herald Staff Writer
Days after Akron reported its most-violent July in around a decade, the bullets continued flying in its Kenmore neighborhood.
Around 5 p.m. Aug. 5, police went to the Kenmore Freeze ice creem stand on East Avenue, where they found a 19-year-old man on the ground with apparent gunshot wounds. He told the officers he’d been standing in line when someone shot him. He was taken to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center and his condition was unknown as of this report.
A short time later, a man arrived here at Summa Barberton Hospital with a gunshot wound and was transferred to Summa Akron City Hospital; his injury wasn’t believed to be life-threatening.
Police were trying to determin if the second victim had any connection to the custard stand shooting; they say a vehicle and a nearby home were also hit by gunfire but there were no other injuries reported. This is still under investigation.
Around 6:15 p.m., police responded to a report of shots fired on Moeller Avenue and found a 41-year-old man in front of a Lane Street house with a gunshot wound to the left arm. Police say the victim wasn’t all that cooperative but did say a suspect stole his car. However, he didn’t have a vehicle matching that discription registered to him.
A little before 7 p.m., police responded to gunshots at 21st Street Southwest, where they found a house hit multiple times by gunfire. Witnesses say a dark-colored veicle, probably a Chevy, shot several times at the house. Officers recovered several shell casings from the scene. There were several people on the porch and inside the house at the time but no one was hit in this incident.
Anyone with information concerning any of these incidents is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip; the Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS; or text TIPSCO with at 274637. Callers can remain anonymous.