Monday, 15 January 2024 12:14

Bullets Fly In Akron Over Weekend Featured

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The violence started on the West side, at around 3:00 on Friday afternoon, in the 1700 block of Liberty Drive, which is near the Northwest Branch of the Akron Public Library.

Police say that's when a 34 year old man who was waiting for an acquaintance, got carjacked by a man he didn't know who pulled a gun and demanded his car. He wasn't hurt, though, and police say they found his Jeep Wagoneer on Saturday in Bolivar, Ohio, in Tuscarawas County.

Then, early Sunday morning, a little after 3:00AM, police responded to a call about shots fired in the 1100 block of South Bellows Street in South Akron, near Marcy Park. Residents of a house there, told police they were awakened by the sound of gunfire, and that they found two bullet holes in their walls. Nobody was hurt there, either.

That was not the case, though, in East Akron at 12:03AM, today (Monday), when police found a 52 year old man in the 700 block of Hudson Street, who had been shot in the legs. They say they applied tourniquets to stop the bleeding until EMS arrived, and the man was taken to the hospital with what are described as non life-threatening injuries.

No arrests have been announced in any of the incidents, and police are asking for tips to help them track down the suspects.

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