Bullets continue flying in Kenmore

Bob Morehead

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.


  1. a on August 12, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    no the man with a friend walked to another mans black Chrysler 300 car parked there stalking him ,with a gun in hand. shots fired man was shot by driver in self defense (not standing in line) went there to kill..

  2. Coach on August 7, 2020 at 5:53 am

    Obviously he made this up, be probably had just tried to rob a local business, where the business owner shot him; he fled like a coward, ran for ice cream with lunch money mommy gave him earlier and buckled from pain.

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