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Akron man shot while sitting in car

Beacon Journal staff report

An Akron man was shot while sitting in his car Thursday afternoon, police said.

The victim, 26, was struck in the hip. He was being treated at a local hospital for nonlife-threatening injuries. He was unable to provide a clear description of the shooter.

He told police he was seated inside a 2008 Mercedes Benz sedan that was stopped at East Avenue and Diagonal Road about 2 p.m. Afterward, he drove to a hospital for treatment.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Akron police at 330-375-2490. Anonymous tips may be left at


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